act of God

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Synonyms for act of God

a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events

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Some of the victims could only manage to accept the incident as an act of God as they continue to count their losses appealing to the government to as a matter of urgency come to their no matter how little to enable them to start a means of livelihood again.
requiring that the party asserting an "act of God" defense
A: An act of God has been defined as an accident, due directly and exclusively to natural causes without human intervention, which by no amount of foresight, pains or care, reasonably to have been expected, could have been prevented.
"This application is not maintainable and [HESCO's counsel] termed the incident as an act of God ...
AIM said the snowfall was an act of God. "The FCC countered (in so many words) that repairing such an act, no matter whose act it was, falls on the licensee.
According to the Association of British Insurers' (ABI) 2012 publication titled Common Questions About Home Insurance, people often believe, wrongly, that the term "act of God" is used in insurance policies.
We do everything to ensure that we do not have accidents, but it is an act of God," she said.
SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX Today, Sky Sports 1, 1pm From BYRON YOUNG IN SINGAPORE LEWIS HAMILTON said it would take "an act of God" to stop Sebastian Vettel taking his fourth world title.
In this argument using a single, well-known secular fact and three simple logic steps, Shaunfield shows that the origin of life on earth was a supernatural event and therefore an act of God. This has two profound implications: 1) God set up the system of life and reproduction using the DNA coding system and 2) God does on occasion intervene in the universe.
More seriously, this outbreak is NOT an act of God but of sloppy maintenance - and I trust that those responsible will be traced, charged and duly prosecuted.
Summary: Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has a controversial take on Hurricane Irene, insinuating it was an act of God.
"The American people have done everything they can, and now it's time for an act of God and we're getting it," she told citizens in Poinciana.
"Another One for the Crowning Act of God's Grace" are the musings of Edward Alfred Swanson as he grants his own thoughts and pondering on the status of Christ and what lies ahead for us all.
An "act of God." Not the firmament collapsing, But the blue vault of heaven A second quake's sent crashing from the ceiling-- Massive chunks of rubble from plaster clouds, The folds in the drapery of robes, From the figures themselves, thinking aloud Up there in what must have seemed eternity, But was only the matter In which time abided across the fall of centuries: At one end, the painter on his scaffold, candles Filling the Basilica, The wet lime gleaming on the faultless walls.
Neither act of God nor budget crunch can shatter her dreams of wall-to-wall Prada.