disaster


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  • noun

Synonyms for disaster

Synonyms for disaster

an occurrence inflicting widespread destruction and distress

Synonyms for disaster

a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune

an act that has disastrous consequences

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If a disaster cannot be prevented, it is the telephone, usually, that brings first aid to the injured.
The reinsurer, the optimist of ill-luck and disaster, slaps his pocket with satisfaction.
As Adam was a-working outside of Eden-Wall, He used the Earth, he used the Seas, he used the Air and all; And out of black disaster He arose to be the master Of Earth and Water, Air and Fire, But never reached his heart's desire
Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -- Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of "Never -- nevermore.
Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store, Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore-- Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of 'Never--nevermore.
She has been so generous to me; I shall never face her again after this disaster.
Society must manage to get on without the Beauforts, and there was an end of it--except indeed for such hapless victims of the disaster as Medora Manson, the poor old Miss Lannings, and certain other misguided ladies of good family who, if only they had listened to Mr.
I think she was quite sincere when she struggled against her husband's desire to bring him into the studio; I think she was frightened of him, though she knew not why; and I remembered how she had foreseen disaster.
Gringoire bore this new disaster heroically; he picked himself up, and reached the water's edge.
Machines that made flights of three or four miles and came down safely, went up the next time to headlong disaster.
On the contrary, the deviations made from his theory were, in his opinion, the sole cause of the whole disaster, and with characteristically gleeful sarcasm he would remark, "There, I said the whole affair would go to the devil
This disaster had led to great irregularities of education, and, indeed, Mrs.
His transactions, huge and carefully thought out, were for his own aggrandizement only, and left always in their wake ruin and disaster for the less fortunate and weaker speculators.
The party had considered the possibility of disaster for one man, and that had been the principal reason for despatching the two in different directions.
Undeserved disaster followed him from one employment to another, until he abandoned the struggle, bade a last farewell to the pride of other days, and accepted the position considerately and delicately offered to him in Lady Lydiard's house.