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calamity
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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Definition
a disastrous event; or the distress resulting from it
  • Calamitous by birth, They owe their life and nourishment to earth; Like yearly leaves, that now, with beauty crown'd, Smile on the sun; now, wither on the ground.
    Book 21 (75% in)
  • For ah! what is there of inferior birth, That breathes or creeps upon the dust of earth; What wretched creature of what wretched kind, Than man more weak, calamitous, and blind?
    Book 17 (61% in)

There are no more uses of "calamity" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

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