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Examples of usage for catastrophe:

  1. A cataclysm or catastrophe is some great convulsion or momentous event that may or may not be a cause of misery to man. In calamity, or disaster, the thought of human suffering is always present. It has been held by many geologists that numerous catastrophes or cataclysms antedated the existence of man. In literature, the final event of a drama is the catastrophe, or denouement. Misfortune ordinarily suggests less of suddenness and violence than calamity or disaster, and is especially applied to that which is lingering or enduring in its effects. In history, the end of every great war or the fall of a nation is a catastrophe, tho it may not be a calamity. Yet such an event, if not a calamity to the race, will always involve much individual disaster and misfortune. Pestilence is a calamity; a defeat in battle, a shipwreck, or a failure in business is a disaster; sickness or loss of property is a misfortune; failure to meet a friend is a mischance; the breaking of a teacup is a mishap.
  2. The coming of the children was a catastrophe any way you looked at it. "Long Ago, Far Away" , William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
  3. The catastrophe arrived, for the woman died. "Two Years in Oregon" , Wallis Nash.

Quotes for catastrophe:

  1. Obama sounded like Al Gore on global warming. The more the case for man -made warming falls apart, the more hysterical Gore gets about an imminent catastrophe. The more public support his stimulus bill loses, the more Obama embraces fear -mongering. - Fred Barnes
  2. The German Emperor is ageing me; he is like a battleship with steam up and screws going, but with no rudder, and he will run into something some day and cause a catastrophe. - Edward Grey
  3. If left unchecked, global change will create violent conflict, torrential storms, shrinking coastlines, and irreversible catastrophe. - Valerie Jarrett
  4. The concern around probable questions, which in a sense have been hidden, will grow around the world and the matter is critical, the reason we are doing all this is so we can respond correctly to what is reported to be a major catastrophe on the African continent. - Thabo Mbeki
  5. As a rule, anyone who can tell a good story can write one, so there really need be no mistake about his qualification; such a man will be careful not to be wearisome, and to keep his point, or his catastrophe, well in hand. - James Payn
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