Sentence Examples


  • The year 1828 was a calamitous one for Brazil.
  • In 1911 he made a violent speech in the Grand Sobranje, opposing the amendment to the constitution by which the King was given the right to make secret treaties, and in 1913 he openly accused the King of having brought about the calamitous war with Serbia.
  • His personal relations with Braddock were friendly throughout, and in the calamitous defeat he showed for the first time that fiery energy which always lay hidden beneath his calm and unruffled exterior.
  • Few towns have had a more chequered or calamitous history.
  • The military events of the war, calamitous for Peru, are dealt with in the article Chile Peruvian War.