calamity


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This thrust did in a most sudden sort close the king's mouth, and he could offer naught to turn the argument; and so, reluctant, and full loth to do you the discourtesy, he yet prayeth you to consider his per- plexed case, as noting how the matter stands, and name the calamity -- if so be you have determined the nature of it and the time of its coming.
While they were assembled in anxious expectation of some terrible calamity, out came a Mouse.
touching -- means of keeping the calamity ever in the national memory.
We so rely upon the orderly operation of familiar natural laws that any seeming suspension of them is noted as a menace to our safety, a warning of unthinkable calamity.
Macallan wrote, "to fortify and comfort Eustace under this new calamity.
Reflections on great and good actions, however they are received or returned by those in whose favour they are performed, always administer some comfort to us; but what consolation shall we receive under so biting a calamity as the ungrateful behaviour of our friend, when our wounded conscience at the same time flies in our face, and upbraids us with having spotted it in the service of one so worthless!
Monsieur Darzac finally escaped the awful calamity which, at one time, had threatened him.
Verily, too early died that Hebrew whom the preachers of slow death honour: and to many hath it proved a calamity that he died too early.
I am no more answerable for this distressing calamity, my lady, than you are," he said.
In the right of her calamity, in the right of her friendlessness, she was mine at last
In the, "Spent Cases", article of the June 2015 Issue regarding Calamity Jane, her actual name Is given as Martha Jane Canary.
A recently released 2014 report by the Commission on Audit (COA) on finances earmarked for calamity and quick response funds (QRF) by particular government agencies stated that much of the funds been left largely untouched from 2008 despite the number of disasters and calamities that struck the country.