Quotes of disastrous

  1. Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war. – John Bright
  2. My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth. – Taylor Caldwell
  3. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military -industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  4. This great, though disastrous culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world. – Arthur Erickson
  5. In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction. – Edward Everett
  6. Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. – John Kenneth Galbraith
  7. Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role, I believe, in this decision to explore theory! – Rudolph A. Marcus
  8. It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous It's like the throw of the dice. – Jim Morrison
  9. Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized the California school system, calling it disastrous Arnold says California's schools are so bad that its graduates are willing to vote for me. – Conan O'Brien
  10. Well, I always say that the two things I was most disastrous at in my life, being a teenager and being a wife, were the two things I really wound up cashing in on when I was writing fluffy magazine pieces. – Ann Patchett
  11. The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally. – Carroll Quigley
  12. Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often. Both get the same results, the falling off of the public's enthusiasm. – Knute Rockne
  13. I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects of the North American cultural world. These are well known to all. But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous effects of the industrial and commercial process of 'cultural lamination' that the USA is perpetrating on the planet. – Jose Saramago

Usage examples for disastrous

  1. 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
  2. The result is disastrous – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  3. 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
  4. Forty years later the disastrous battle of Gilboa was fought. – My Three Days in Gilead by Elmer Ulysses Hoenshal
  5. Another influence of the past also proved most disastrous – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  6. 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
  7. " Disastrous in fact," I agreed. – The Damned by Algernon Blackwood
  8. Fran had sketched it for Soames on the plane headed for New York and the disastrous broadcast. – Long Ago, Far Away by William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster
  9. 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
  10. Any attempt at a rescue would be disastrous to the rescuers. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  11. Indeed, the consequences of such schemes at this moment would in my opinion be most disastrous – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  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. 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
  14. If you do, what will be the disastrous consequences not only to Ulster, but to this country and the Empire? – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. In Liverpool a disastrous experiment had been tried. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  19. 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
  20. They ate just as little as they could and the result has been disastrous – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond