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calamity
used in Catch-22

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Definition
a disastrous event; or the distress resulting from it
  • Hungry Joe was too firmly embedded in calamities of his own to care how Doc Daneeka felt.
    Chapter 6 — Hungry Joe (5% in)
  • This was a calamity he had not foreseen, and he wanted to bust his roommates' heads open with his fists or pick them up, each in turn, by the seats of their pants and the scruffs of their necks and pitch them out once and for all into the dank, rubbery perennial weeds growing between his rusty soupcan urinal with nail holes in the bottom and the knotty-pine squadron latrine that stood like a beach locker not far away.
    Chapter 32 — Yo-Yo's Roomies (57% in)

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