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Definition of Calamity

Calamity

  1. Any great misfortune or cause of misery; -- generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evil, either to communities or individuals.
  2. A state or time of distress or misfortune; misery.

Calamity Quotations

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
Frederick Douglass

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
Virgil

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
Eldridge Cleaver

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
Sun Tzu

Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity.
Samuel Richardson
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Calamity Translations

calamity in Dutch is plaag
calamity in French is plaie
calamity in Hungarian is balsors
calamity in Latin is calamitas, lues
calamity in Norwegian is katastrofe
calamity in Swedish is olycka
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