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calamity
used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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Definition a disastrous event; or the distress resulting from it
  • And yet my thoughts were idle; not intent on the calamity that weighed upon my heart, but idly loitering near it.
    Chapters 7-9 (78% in)
  • Some flickering efforts to spare you the premature knowledge of his calamitous position, you may observe in him this day; but hope has sunk beneath the horizon, and the undersigned is Crushed.
    Chapters 28-30 (54% in)
  • 'This is a dreadful calamity, Mr. Copperfield,' said he, as I entered.
    Chapters 37-39 (44% in)
  • ' The relish with which Mr. Micawber described himself as a prey to these dismal calamities, was only to be equalled by the emphasis with which he read his letter; and the kind of homage he rendered to it with a roll of his head, when he thought he had hit a sentence very hard indeed.
    Chapters 52-54 (22% in)
  • And now, indeed, I began to think that in my old association of her with the stained-glass window in the church, a prophetic foreshadowing of what she would be to me, in the calamity that was to happen in the fullness of time, had found a way into my mind.
    Chapters 52-54 (67% in)
  • As the endurance of my childish days had done its part to make me what I was, so greater calamities would nerve me on, to be yet better than I was; and so, as they had taught me, would I teach others.
    Chapters 58-60 (10% in)

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