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an occurrence inflicting widespread destruction and distress

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Jelavic, though, was the man who made the difference, netting a fine opener midway through the first half before his shot was calamitously turned into his own goal by Sunderland substitute David Vaughan just before the hour.
This is a malicious and mythical claim that has been calamitously employed throughout history in most episodes of ethnic cleansing against non-Christians in Europe, from the expulsion of Jews and Muslims from Spain in 1492 to the genocidal campaign against Bosnian Muslims in the 1990s.
Interrogations, however, are also every bit as much at the "core" of Enemy Combatant as the putative "distinction between supporter of Muslim causes and terror suspect," and Begg is calamitously, critically, self-consciously cautious of talking too much, of not saying enough, or even of just admitting to the right (or wrong) thing.
Villas-Boas' side failed to get out of second gear in the first period but took the lead in the seventh minute when Ben Haim calamitously headed into his own net.
There can be a calamitously abrupt default (Lehman Brothers) or a careful and beneficial restructuring (General Motors).
Helens, which erupted calamitously less than one year after Stone Alignments was completed.
The collection's 17 essays explore case studies of German political languages and cultural categories of public and subject in the period calamitously bookended by Germany's humiliating defeat in World War I and the rise of the Nazis.
Calamitously, in March of 1958 a rinderpest outbreak led to a shortage of calves in the market; calves were necessary for the production of small-pox vaccine, and its production collapsed at the very moment that smallpox mortality was rising.
These bubbles can deflate calamitously, dragging down the national and even global economy.
Instead, it all went calamitously wrong on Sunday when they were bundled out of the FA Cup by League One Leeds United at Old Trafford.
Action to moderate calamitously low dairy prices now will help avoid painfully high prices later.
Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana was cut down in five years of assault by the nations of European stock; his economy then overwhelmingly dependent on cocoa exports, collapsed dramatically when an artificial credit crunch was induced in Ghana by the West via the deliberate manipulation of the world cocoa price which fell calamitously from a high of [pounds sterling]480 a ton in the early 1960s to an incredible [pounds sterling]60 a ton by 1965.
Relevant for readers of Conscience is a passage that notes: "A doctrinaire attitude returned to all aspects of sexual ethics, most calamitously to contraception.
But the Pentagon stumbles calamitously when encountering raw human fury in Vietnam or Iraq.
It was the world of hard bargain and the proscription list, the loveless world of the "machiavel" from which it was surely good for him to escape, though lie was adjudged by his peers to have failed so calamitously in that Egypt where he became "passion's slave", "apipe for Fortune's finger to sound what stop she please".