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Definition of Casualty


  1. That which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency.
  2. Any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident; as, an unhappy casualty.
  3. Numerical loss caused by death, wounds, discharge, or desertion.

Casualty Quotations

I think the self-burning itself on practice of non-violence. These people, you see, they easily use bomb explosive, more casualty people. But they didn't do that. Only sacrifice their own life. So this also is part of practice of non-violence.
Dalai Lama

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
Hiram Johnson

I was very careful to send Mr. Roosevelt every few days a statement of our casualties. I tried to keep before him all the time the casualty results because you get hardened to these things and you have to be very careful to keep them always in the forefront of your mind.
George C. Marshall

We've protected thousands of people in Libya; we have not seen a single U.S. casualty; there's no risks of additional escalation. This operation is limited in time and in scope.
Barack Obama

To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin.
T. E. Lawrence
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Casualty Translations

casualty in Swedish is olycksfall
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