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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

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
Joseph Addison

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

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

Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
Virgil
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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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