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Usage examples for disaster

  1. Coming to the second objection, that the highly centralized military form of government of the Army is likely to lead to disastrous consequences, we think that, if continued, this form of government must indeed lead to disaster. – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  2. Then real disaster came. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  3. But it was weeks before the news of the disaster reached the Chateaugay and the Bellevite. – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  4. One more disaster to turn one's back upon. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. He knew only too well how genuine was this disaster. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  6. I fancy there is very little Carrie would stop at if it was necessary to save the old man, or, perhaps, Jimmy, from disaster. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  7. I have lived long enough in the bush to find out that is the way disaster lies. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  8. And in that hour of overwhelming disaster there was no hand to deliver him save the kindly hand of death. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  9. No thought of death or disaster appeared to cross the mind of anyone. – A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry by Julian Wisner Hinkley
  10. Therefore, the tableaux would begin and end in disaster. – The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest by Margaret Vandercook
  11. Great was the disaster. – A Modern Chronicle, Volume 6 by Winston Churchill
  12. His grip had been like iron and the averted disaster so near as to be hardly passed from his senses, yet he felt sick and ashamed at this almost trifling price they had to pay. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  13. " He knows as well as we do what would happen to me, if there were any disaster, and I had to explain it before a court of inquiry," laughed Midshipman Farley. – Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  14. " I stand between him and disaster. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  15. I'm going away; I couldn't stay here on the scene of this disaster. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  16. But the unmathematical head was not long troubled over even this disaster. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  17. It was the cause of all your disaster. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  18. The common explanation is that the sun or the moon has experienced some disaster. – Moon Lore by Timothy Harley
  19. Did it mean unexpected disaster? – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  20. Balder felt the disaster least. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
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