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used in 1776

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a disastrous event; or the distress resulting from it
  • Like the Parliament, he had acted thus far in a spirit of moderation, he said, and he was "anxious to prevent, if it had been possible, the effusion of the blood of my subjects, and the calamities which are inseparable from a state of war."
    p. 11.4
  • Nor have I any doubt, that as far as their power extends, they will inflict every species of calamity upon us.
    p. 112.1
  • "We are involved in the calamities of a civil war," he had said, and so it felt in New York.
    p. 119.2
  • It had become an armed camp, and thousands of people—perhaps a third of the population—had fled, fearing it was soon to be the scene of terrible calamity.
    p. 123.2

There are no more uses of "calamity" in 1776.

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