serious calamity

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And how," said Harrison, laughing, "did this serious calamity of going without breakfast happen to you?
Sauber was fortunate to avoid a more serious calamity when Kamui Kobayashi braked late while pitting on lap 37 and hit several members of his pit crew.
In addition, impaired biking can be an indirect cause of serious calamity for other drivers who must take evasive action to avoid colliding with a drunken cyclist who could also end up crashing into a pedestrian.
I picked up this book because as a police chaplain I have pondered what ways I might be able to help our department if a serious calamity were to hit.
I have some strong misgivings that some serious calamity will befall them tonight.

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