calamitous


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(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences

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Any library located in a coastal region catering to urban planners, disaster preparedness professionals and others will welcome PLANNING FOR COASTAL RESILIENCE: BEST PRACTICES FOR CALAMITOUS TIMES.
The deal, if it goes through, would end the uncertainty about the strength of HBOS following a calamitous run on its shares.
It is calamitous enough that British people's livelihoods are being shipped to Eastern Europe.
The stock market's gains after several stable or positive sessions suggested that the Federal Reserve Policymakers and stock market investors have struck a truce, albeit a shaky one, with the Fed acknowledging it stands ready to fend off a calamitous seizing up of the credit markets and investors willing to focus on readings on the health of the economy before making decisions.
Forest went down 1-0 after a calamitous error from goalkeeper Paul Smith allowed Theo Streete's 35-yard drive to find the net.
Bad sign: Atouba rounds off a calamitous night's work by gesturing to fans
But within the context of Europe's concern over immigrants, her highly visible role as a Muslim critic of Islam in a Western liberal arena was calamitous for herself, as well as for other Muslims.
The economic consequences of this trend are calamitous in terms of support for social welfare programs.
Cardiff City's executive deputy chairman Peter Ridsdale has been cleared of any malpractice in Leeds United's calamitous financial meltdown.
While his journals famously document calamitous events including the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London, they stop before his two Tower of London imprisonments and his role as confidant to two kings.
The scientific progress of this that ensured was despite misfortunes caused by calamitous weather, an unworthy ship, and an entertaining by ill-informed approach to arctic survival.
Michael Crichton's techno-political thriller State of Fear (HarperCollins) turns on a controversial notion: that all the talk we've been hearing about global warming--polar ice caps melting, weather systems sent into calamitous confusion, beach weather lingering into January--might be at best misguided, at worst dead wrong.
Ultimately Tebeau makes a reasonable claim for fire safety regulations as "the most impressive and successful of all Progressive Era reforms" (251), while showing that it took nearly a century of haphazard observation of the calamitous destruction of fires for Americans to adopt building codes and social practices inimical to conflagration.
But unlike other Hollywood science movies like 'The Core' and 'Jurassic Park,' this movie involves a scenario that's very likely to happen - not in the way you see it in the movie, but every bit as calamitous all the same.
The new enviro-apocalyptic film starring Dennis Quaid depicts a helpless United States hit by a calamitous instant ice age that has been caused by our gluttonous consumption of energy.