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  • Miss Marlee wasn't to blame for this whole debacle.†   (source)
  • After the ID debacle, Ms.†   (source)
  • He imagined Trina out there somewhere, being held by the bonfire people, probably even crazier with another day gone and the debacle of the forest fire.†   (source)
  • Just as you hear more about American soldiers in Vietnam raping women and children and shooting unarmed men, today the media is focused about this detainee debacle for two weeks solid, in contrast to American Soldiers being dragged in the streets and dismembered, which was covered for less than 72 hours.†   (source)
  • After the xylophone debacle in band, Lorenzo was adrift.†   (source)
  • He seems utterly oblivious to my shoe debacle.†   (source)
  • He had been much more successful in obtaining a medal for Yossarian after the debacle of Ferrara, when the bridge spanning the Po was still standing undamaged seven days after Colonel Cathcart had volunteered to destroy it.†   (source)
  • Neddy starts in, and with each barbed question she unearths another corner of the debacle-the six months of back rent, the court hearing, the desperate attempts to cobble together a huge payment-as Cedric stomps in a circle nearby, picking up every syllable.†   (source)
  • I see her sitting on the stump petting Karenin's head and ruminating on mankind's debacles.†   (source)
  • I buy a couple of hot dogs and down them in a few bites, and it's only then that I realize I haven't eaten all day, which makes me think about lunch—and the Vanessa LeGrande debacle.†   (source)
  • Following the debacle in the restorative justice meeting, I would have more easily accepted that she'd gone out to buy an Uzi to exact her own justice against Shay Bourne.†   (source)
  • There had been a few massive manhunts before, but none like the one that would surely follow this debacle.†   (source)
  • All I know is, at that exact moment, the debacle of Los Angeles that I had carried around like some clinking leg iron fell away, and I thought I might be OK.†   (source)
  • The Wennerström debacle had given rise to an avalanche of dilemmas within the Security Police.†   (source)
  • It was nice to hear the CIA take even some of the blame, although you could pretty much throw a stick in 2007 and hit someone responsible for that debacle.†   (source)
  • A week after the Bay of Pigs debacle, Kennedy calls his advisers, including Bobby, into the Cabinet Room.†   (source)
  • Or given me any assignment after my debacle with Luzan, much less one with a man like John Kwang, with whom I might so easily identify?†   (source)
  • "I'm sorry you didn't make out with Leslie, kid," Nathan said to me one night after the debacle on Pierrepont Street.†   (source)
  • He loved to needle him about the Hungary debacle.†   (source)
  • Never mind the fact that the Professor had been on for four years before the Zingers. debacle.†   (source)
  • I scanned the local paper, glancing at football matches and village fetes, but was afraid after the racing debacle that Will's chair might get stuck in the grass.†   (source)
  • And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.†   (source)
  • But all that had pushed his credit score below 700, and any kind of loan, let alone a third mortgage — he'd taken out a second before the Banana Republic debacle — was out of reach.†   (source)
  • In Miami, many in the Cuban exile community are bitter about the Bay of Pigs debacle and want revenge.†   (source)
  • What can we do in this situation that seems to parallel other famous debacles of dealing with unpopular governments?†   (source)
  • Well, she'd have to bear it meekly, much as she disliked it, if she expected to snatch victory from this debacle.†   (source)
  • …harsh and shapeless denim cut to an iron pattern and sold by the millions—that burlesque uniform and regalia of the tragic burlesque of the sons of Ham; —a slight silent child who could not even speak English, picked suddenly up out of whatever debacle the only life he knew had disintegrated into, by a creature whom he had seen once and learned to dread and fear yet could not flee, held helpless and passive in a state which must have been some incredible compound of horror and trust,…†   (source)
  • …tamer's lash) whose false seeming holds it docile to fear's hand but which is not, which if this be fidelity, fidelity only to the prime fixed principle of its own savageness; —Clytie who in the very pigmentation of her flesh represented that debacle which had brought Judith and me to what we were and which had made of her (Clyne) that which she declined to be just as she had declined to be that from which its purpose had been to emancipate her, as though presiding aloof upon the new,…†   (source)
  • Four days after the Jolly Seventeen debacle Vida Sherwin called and casually blew Carol's world to pieces.†   (source)
  • It was a general debacle.†   (source)
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