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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

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"Together, we will be able to counter any global economic and financial cataclysms," Nazarbayev stressed.
In simple terms, his analyses question whether such "cataclysms" as the revolutions and wars of the period occurred as responses to traditional circumstances--the kind of factors (like balance of power and national interests) that occasioned earlier conflicts in previous centuries--or represented a new force in world politics, a "universal civil war" of values that featured a struggle between the twin Enlightenment values of freedom (Britain and the U.S.) and equality (the Soviet Union).
A work of synthesis, Cataclysms chronicles twentieth century history as a "universal civil war" between a succession of conflicting dualisms such as freedom and equality, race and class, capitalism and communism, liberalism and fascism, East and West.
He focuses on memory and affect on the verge of linguistic formulation, arguing that fairy tale plots frequently function as cover-ups of a deeply rooted violence that expresses itself through sensibilities of the skin and in pre-symbolically charged cataclysms.
101 Cataclysms is a pictorial celebration of cats of different colors, ages and pedigrees, from the exotically hairless Sphynx to the most common American Domestic cat, as such, the book makes for a very unique celebration of diversity around a subject rarely seen from that perspective, and it does give the concept a whole new and refreshing twist, In addition to the deliciously candid photography, Rachel Hale has cleverly interspersed famous "cat quotes" throughout the book to complement the images.
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.)
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.
At the climax of their sexual union, Yeats tersely outlines the fate of their lineage: "The broken wall, the burning roof and tower/ And Agamemnon dead." By alluding to Helen's involvement with the Trojan War and Clytemnestra's murder of her husband Agamemnon, Yeats suggests that this initial act of violence engendered the later cataclysms.
As just such a tropological enterprise, Redefining American Literary History fulfills the promise of Ruoff and Ward's introduction and, through its various reconceptualizations of American literary history, creates what Baker labels "seismic shifts" and "epistemological cataclysms" demanding that the literary histories present here no longer be overlooked, demanding no less than the alteration of existing paradigms and traditional American historical discourse.