Dictionary.net

Usage examples for disastrous

  1. Never had the world witnessed wars so disastrous, so bloody. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  2. They ate just as little as they could and the result has been disastrous. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  3. But our race has always been a law unto itself, with more or less disastrous consequences. – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  4. " Disastrous, in fact," I agreed. – The Damned by Algernon Blackwood
  5. Another influence of the past also proved most disastrous. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  6. The result is disastrous. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  7. It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilisation itself seeming to be in the balance. – Germany, The Next Republic? by Carl W. Ackerman
  8. In the disastrous campaign against the Parthians in which Antiochus lost his life John Hyrcanus accompanied him with a following of Jewish soldiers. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  9. The leaders of the opposition were quick to realise that his entrance had created a diversion for them which might save them from disastrous defeat. – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  10. The result of this might prove disastrous, for giant- powder and detonators are comparatively dear in that country, and in any case are not obtainable in the bush. – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  11. I fear that its result can not fail to be disastrous to all concerned. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  12. A serious and disastrous action that took place during these operations was actually kept a secret from the King, until the Duc de la Tremoille, whose son was engaged there, let out the truth. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  13. With their mother's inheritance swept away in the wreck of the bank, and with their love affairs in a disastrous condition, things could scarcely be worse. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. Forty years later the disastrous battle of Gilboa was fought. – My Three Days in Gilead by Elmer Ulysses Hoenshal
  15. In Liverpool a disastrous experiment had been tried. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  16. Any attempt at a rescue would be disastrous to the rescuers. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  17. It was this uncertainty that kept him from calling at the Cable home; likewise, from writing a note which might prove a most disastrous folly. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
X