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  • After the foreclosure, however, it was clear that Joe had in no way enriched himself in the fiasco.†   (source)
  • Three's Company may never be the same after this fiasco.†   (source)
  • I follow her inside and that's when I see Miss Celia Rae Foote's suffered only a minor injury in the flour fiasco.†   (source)
  • Josie had been contentious for a week now, ever since the fiasco at Lacy's house.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I assumed my talent-show fiasco meant I never had to play the piano again.†   (source)
  • How could he exist in this clean, dry, monotonous, ordinary room, gobbling caramel soycorn and zucchini cheese puffs and addling his brain on spirituous liquors and brooding on the total fiasco that was his personal life, while the entire human race was kakking out?†   (source)
  • The experiment of doing without the 101st had apparently been a fiasco.†   (source)
  • The blood in Norfolk was supposed to have been ankle deep after that fiasco.†   (source)
  • When she was asked why the previous year's exposé of Wennerström had been such a fiasco, she was even more delphic.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • His mind turned toward the Red Razberry Zingers fiasco again, and he let it, knowing that sometimes a no-pressure, almost idle review of a bad situation could~ for him, at least —result in some new insight, a fresh angle.†   (source)
  • Then there was the Audi 5000 fiasco.†   (source)
  • Frank was better known for the Giant Goldfish Fiasco in Atlanta, and, just yesterday, for turning into a two-hundred-kilo gorilla only to get knocked senseless by a flash-bang grenade.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I saw that fiasco yesterday, and I came back this morning to look through the court file in the clerk's office.†   (source)
  • This year, so close on the heels of the birthday/baptism fiasco, and with Hunter still too young to care, Halloween was a non-event.†   (source)
  • He has made this mess in Cuba, and he alone must find a way to turn a potential fiasco into a rousing victory.†   (source)
  • At least this fiasco wouldn't last a week.†   (source)
  • His voice was louder now "They assigned us to take part in the worst civil rights fiasco since the War of 2020.†   (source)
  • The only thing Finn did appear to care about was hierarchy (as demonstrated to us by the nameplate fiasco).†   (source)
  • This seemed like a repeat of the fiasco at Rey.†   (source)
  • Even Astaroth will hear of this little fiasco.†   (source)
  • The Battle of Brooklyn—the Battle of Long Island as it would be later known—had been a fiasco.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • From loss of blood, from the trauma of a bullet to the head, from a growing certainty that this fiasco was only just beginning and it would take more than a whole lot of luck and a few karate kicks to keep it from ending badly.†   (source)
  • The entire fiasco of the Grand Council and their flight from the city had taken scarcely an hour.†   (source)
  • God, what a fiasco.†   (source)
  • The brilliant black doctor from Jamaica phoned, telling him he wanted to put Norman Swayne's body back where he had found it because he did not want to be loused up by another Agency fiasco.†   (source)
  • Oakland schools have put the Ebonics fiasco behind them as the city tries to rebuild itself culturally and physically from the disastrous earthquake of 1989, and tries to cultivate a sense of pride among African Americans there.†   (source)
  • Hoagland had officially made him my wingman, to keep an eye on me, given my fiasco with Emile Luzan.†   (source)
  • What a fiasco.†   (source)
  • Are you familiar with the term fiasco?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • So Randy's fiasco had been inspired by that night, and now the night bore something worse.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    fiasco = complete failure
  • The fiasco did not affect me too much.   (source)
  • That meant he could save his five remaining bullets for serious security threats, though he didn't want a repeat of the nerve-rattling fiasco with the field mouse.   (source)
    fiasco = humiliating situation
  • Does he still, after the fiasco at the Ministry?†   (source)
  • Wish I'd followed him now, the match was such a fiasco...†   (source)
  • "I think the word 'fiasco' would be a good one here," said Dumbledore, nodding.†   (source)
  • Beth's marriage, on the other hand, had been a fiasco from the beginning.†   (source)
  • After the fiasco last night, I didn't know why he'd want to invite me to breakfast.†   (source)
  • Six hours after this fiasco, Alma returned to finish drawing my blood.†   (source)
  • Even the whole coed picture-taking fiasco had turned out okay.†   (source)
  • "Che fiasco," Vittoria thought.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Although antimatter technology had staggering potential as an efficient and nonpolluting energy source-if unveiled prematurely, antimatter ran the risk of being vilified by the politics and PR fiascoes that had killed nuclear and solar power.†   (source)
  • He might as well have tried to see moving pictures on the desktop as in the stubbornly blank crystal ball; he lost his head completely during tea-leaf reading, saying it looked to him as though Professor Marchbanks would shortly be meeting a round, dark, soggy stranger, and rounded off the whole fiasco by mixing up the life and head lines on her palm and informing her that she ought to have died the previous Tuesday.†   (source)
  • Since the Zingers fiasco, two clients (including Cannes-Look jeans) had canceled their arrangements with I-E, and if Ad Worx lost the Sharp account, Rob would lose other accounts in addition to Sharp.†   (source)
  • Ah, poor Lucius ....what with Voldemort's fury about the fact that he threw away the Horcrux for his own gain, and the fiasco at the Ministry last year, I would not be sur-prised if he is not secretly glad to be safe in Azkaban at the moment.†   (source)
  • It was possible that the whole thing might end up a fiasco, complete with jabbing elbows and bumping heads and disappointment in the end.†   (source)
  • Perhaps, with all of Booth's subterfuge, it is not surprising that their lovers' getaway to Newport is turning into a fiasco.†   (source)
  • Their first shadow-travel experience together, two days ago, had been a total fiasco, possibly the most humiliating episode in Reyna's long career.†   (source)
  • His face was scabbed and bloomed with bruises; his hands—cuffed tightly to his waist after last week's fiasco—were scratched.†   (source)
  • No offense to Frank, but after the fiasco at Fort Sumter, Leo had become a conscientious objector to riding giant eagles.†   (source)
  • This in itself is a fiasco—you have to lurk outside the main door until the coast is clear, then dart to the downstairs loo, check if the coast is clear, then leap up the stairs to floor one and so on, up to the fifth floor.†   (source)
  • Aven and her crew were taking direction from the Caretaker as if the fiascoes of the previous days had never occurred.†   (source)
  • The Connecticut "runaways" were held to blame for the whole fiasco, which only made worse the hard feelings between the troops of New England and those of the other states that had plagued the army almost from the beginning.†   (source)
  • It could have been a fiasco.†   (source)
  • The Pentecost next after Lancelot's first quest was almost a fiasco.†   (source)
  • Legend on screen: "After the fiasco—" Tom speaks from the fire escape landing.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • seems to have been his conscience and the only thing he cared about his reputation for probity 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 sister as a woman who had vanished not only out of the family and the house but out of life too, into an edific†   (source)
  • Another fiasco.†   (source)
  • He's downed five dozen fiascoes between yesterday and today, the guzzler.†   (source)
  • Only because of the fiascos in connection with Hortense and Rita he was more earnest now.†   (source)
  • Freddy was at his wittiest, referring to Cecil as the "Fiasco"—family honoured pun on fiance.†   (source)
  • "Fiasco's done you this time," remarked Freddy, not seeing that his sister's face was very red.†   (source)
  • I have fallen from a height, and my fiasco has made no noise.†   (source)
  • The whole thing was a fiasco.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And this was proving to him that the notion which Hortense Briggs, to say nothing of the more recent fiasco in connection with Rita had tended to build up in his mind, i. e.,—that he was either unsuccessful or ill-fated where girls were concerned was false.†   (source)
  • which, at the end of a long wait, had made an awful fool of the young man who had gladly waited—bitter paths of disdain that before long would end in a decision and its execution: he would lay his newspaper down on this uncomfortable chair he had happened upon, walk through the far door that led to the lobby, and exchange this convivial fiasco for the frosty solitude of his balcony and the company of Maria Mancini.†   (source)
  • Chapter IX: Lucy As a Work of Art A few days after the engagement was announced Mrs. Honeychurch made Lucy and her Fiasco come to a little garden-party in the neighbourhood, for naturally she wanted to show people that her daughter was marrying a presentable man.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Her hands were now planted firmly on her hips and there was a look on her face which seemed to say, 'I want no part of this fiasco.'†   (source)
  • Not our classmates; we didn't care about their opinions, not after the Aguirre, the Wrath of God fiasco.†   (source)
  • By the way, this kind of awkward fiasco was always what happened when Mom tried to get involved in my social life.†   (source)
  • I learned later that Mom was so upset about this whole fiasco that she let Dad talk her into being much more hands-off with me than before.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    fiasco = failure
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