cataclysm

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Synonyms for cataclysm

Synonyms for cataclysm

an occurrence inflicting widespread destruction and distress

a momentous or sweeping change

an abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain

Synonyms for cataclysm

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Together, we will be able to counter any global economic and financial cataclysms," Nazarbayev stressed.
A large, matter-of-fact pastel of a newspaper page featuring the sweet face of another adolescent male killer--King, a twelve-year-old Florida boy, conspired with his thirteen-year-old brother to murder their father in 2001--it evoked the mechanisms whereby the media's endless reiteration of these personal cataclysms contributes to the sense, for certain vulnerable individuals, that acts of sociopathic violence offer some cathartic chance at individuation in the public eye.
Because investors noticed that beyond the ups and downs or the cataclysms of the stock market, the Internet and its technologies had created an authentic revolution capable of transforming industries, sectors and activities (communications, advertising, sales, etc.
Bowie often wiles away the hours analyzing such cataclysms, resulting in his coming away with strong opinions about theories such as evolution.
Tradition holds that Atlantis was an utopian civilisation - a continent that sank beneath the ocean waves following three major cataclysms, caused by vengeful gods.
It was a century that would bring terrible cataclysms to the West--word wars, massacres, revolutions, holocausts, abominations.
A handful of Spelman students and faculty members, conscious of the unplanned and violent cataclysms that have shaken the world in this century, had been talking about the idea of deliberate social change," he explains.
There have been cataclysms, children, and storms without rain.
Perhaps the recent political cataclysms in Europe belie some of its theses.
One of the reasons of crises in South East Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe was uncontrolled growth of external debt and inability to serve this debt that led to serious cataclysms in economy," the Kyrgyz National Bank Chair said.
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