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  • What then must have been her condition, when, among all the imaginary anxieties and calamities which so constantly beset her, she now saw looming ahead a serious cause for annoyance—something really likely to arouse doubts and suspicions!
  • Aglaya had not foreseen that particular calamity.
  • Oh, what a dreadful calamity!
  • God spared her the knowledge of this dreadful calamity which had overtaken her house.
  • There must have been an idea more powerful than all the calamities and sorrows of this world, famine or torture, leprosy or plague—an idea which entered into the heart, directed and enlarged the springs of life, and made even that hell supportable to humanity!

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  • The whole country was affected by the calamity of 9/11.
  • The fire was a terrible calamity.

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