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used in Jane Eyre

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a disastrous event; or the distress resulting from it
  • In wandering round the shattered walls and through the devastated interior, I gathered evidence that the calamity was not of late occurrence.
    Chapter 36 (51% in)
  • A dreadful calamity! such an immense quantity of valuable property destroyed: hardly any of the furniture could be saved.
    Chapter 36 (62% in)
  • I summoned strength to ask what had caused this calamity.
    Chapter 36 (95% in)

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