Sentence Examples


  • The city was almost totally destroyed by an earthquake in 1766, and again in 1797.
  • The earthquake grew more intense.
  • Palo Alto suffered severely in the earthquake of 1906.
  • In 1894 the town suffered from an earthquake, though less severely than in 1783.
  • It was totally destroyed, however, by the great earthquake of December 1908; in the centre of the town about 35,000 out of 40,000 persons perished.