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calamity
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
a disastrous event; or the distress resulting from it
  • What good is religion if it collapses under calamity?
    1.13 — Book 1 Chapter 13 — How I Fell in with the Curate (83% in)
  • And invisible to me because it was so remote and small, flying swiftly and steadily towards me across that incredible distance, drawing nearer every minute by so many thousands of miles, came the Thing they were sending us, the Thing that was to bring so much struggle and calamity and death to the earth.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (69% in)

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