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  • Their battle plan was a fiasco. They were in retreat after five minutes.
  • I have fallen from a height, and my fiasco has made no noise.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • The production was a fiasco.
  • Much was learned from the Hurricane Katrina fiasco.

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  • After the fiasco at Rubicam’s Business College, the idea of getting a gentleman caller for Laura began to play a more and more important part in Mother’s calculations.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Like everything else in my life, here comes another fiasco.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • Does this have something to do with that fiasco over at the high school?
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • His voice was louder now "They assigned us to take part in the worst civil rights fiasco since the War of 2020.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • After the fiasco of Nugget’s first air raid drill, command decided to pool all noncombatant children into a safe room located in the middle of the complex.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The only thing Finn did appear to care about was hierarchy (as demonstrated to us by the nameplate fiasco).
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • The whole thing was a fiasco.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • What a fiasco.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Are you familiar with the term fiasco?
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • A bit wiser after the dwarf-ghost fiasco, I listened to the children recite story after story of ghosts who walked the island by night.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The removal of McClellan from command, the disaster at Fredericksburg, and the fiasco of the Mud March had caused morale in that army to plunge to an all-time low.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • But I recall the visit, or much of it, as a fiasco, and I have retained convincing evidence of this within the covers of the same notebook where earlier in this narrative I memorialized my affair with Leslie Lapidus.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Their first shadow-travel experience together, two days ago, had been a total fiasco, possibly the most humiliating episode in Reyna’s long career.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Harry told them all about Dobby, the warning he’d given Harry and the fiasco of the violet pudding.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The fiasco did not affect me too much.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "Che fiasco," Vittoria thought.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Beth’s marriage, on the other hand, had been a fiasco from the beginning.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • At least this fiasco wouldn’t last a week.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Josie had been contentious for a week now, ever since the fiasco at Lacy’s house.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • But the World Cup was a fiasco for the whole Ministry, and then, Mr. Crouch suffered a huge personal shock with the misbehavior of that house-elf of his, Blinky, or whatever she was called.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • I assumed my talent-show fiasco meant I never had to play the piano again.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Then there was the Audi 5000 fiasco.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He reminded them that previous tempering of Church law—the Vatican II fiasco—had left a devastating legacy: Church attendance was now lower than ever, donations were drying up, and there were not even enough Catholic priests to preside over their churches.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Okay, so maybe I drank a little whiskey, but it’s not like I had anything to do with the fiasco in the cattle— Dean Wilkins takes a deep breath, raises his eyes to mine, and claps a hand on my shoulder.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Er… well, it was…’ said Harry, pulling a dish of rhubarb crumble towards him and helping himself to seconds, ’a complete fiasco, now you mention it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • I wondered, after the hanging fiasco, if I shouldn’t just give it up and turn myself over to the doctors, and then I remembered Doctor Gordon and his private shock machine.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • It was because of him that the spray-painting fiasco had made the newspaper and gotten Curly into hot water with the Mother Paula’s company.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • I sent for the porter and when he came I told him in Italian to get me a bottle of Cinzano at the wine shop, a fiasco of chianti and the evening papers.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • The Pentecost next after Lancelot’s first quest was almost a fiasco.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • For the first time, Ronnie told her dad about her relationship with Will; she told him about the first time they went fishing and the times they went mudding, she described his fancy dive from the cabana roof, and she told him all about the fiasco at the wedding.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Does he still, after the fiasco at the Ministry?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • So Randy’s fiasco had been inspired by that night, and now the night bore something worse.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The blood in Norfolk was supposed to have been ankle deep after that fiasco.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • It was possible that the whole thing might end up a fiasco, complete with jabbing elbows and bumping heads and disappointment in the end.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Beyond this there was nothing in the manner of their leaving to suggest a fiasco, or that they were not going together to visit friends.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • This seemed like a repeat of the fiasco at Rey.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Lucetta was rather addicted to scribbling, as had been shown by the torrent of letters after the fiasco in their marriage arrangements, and hardly had Elizabeth gone away when another note came to the Mayor’s house from High-Place Hall.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Six hours after this fiasco, Alma returned to finish drawing my blood.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Only because of the fiascos in connection with Hortense and Rita he was more earnest now.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • …among his fellow men—that man who was later to nail himself in his attic and starve to death rather than look upon his native land in the throes of repelling an invading army—and the aunt who even ten years later was still taking revenge for the fiasco of Ellen’s wedding by striking at the town, the human race, through any and all of its creatures—brother nieces nephew-in-law herself and all—with the blind irrational fury of a shedding snake; who had taught Miss Rosa to look upon her…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • When she was asked why the previous year’s exposé of Wennerström had been such a fiasco, she was even more delphic.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I have fallen from a height, and my fiasco has made no noise.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Even Astaroth will hear of this little fiasco.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The Battle of Brooklyn—the Battle of Long Island as it would be later known—had been a fiasco.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • He’s downed five dozen fiascoes between yesterday and today, the guzzler.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Three’s Company may never be the same after this fiasco.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
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