dreadful event

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One night, a few months after the dreadful event, my father and I walked home from the city.
She knows something, I am firmly convinced, of that dreadful event at Zeeland--and she has some reason for keeping it secret.
But even he was silenced (as Phoebe told me) by the dreadful event that happened in the house on the same day.
When Edward's unhappy match takes place, depend upon it his mother will feel as much as if she had never discarded him; and, therefore every circumstance that may accelerate that dreadful event, must be concealed from her as much as possible.
The night comes, and brings another dreadful event with it--a death; a sudden and shocking death, in the house.
have time and change helped them to recover the shock of that dreadful event, to which Lady Lundie dare not more particularly allude?
There is no use writing of the details of that dreadful event. In the event of your acceding to my request it is probably that I shall have to narrate them to you.
"It was subsequently to these dreadful events that I waited on your excellency, to whom it would have been folly to have mentioned Benedetto, since all trace of him seemed entirely lost; or of my sister, since she was dead."
Almost a century ago, a dreadful event changed the history of the subcontinent for the times to come.
Following that dreadful event there were numerous pious declarations about not increasing the threat to politicians by allowing the type of media abuse that could give the wrong signal to extremists of whatever persuasion.
In the wake of a dreadful event, the less time people spend worrying about personal losses, the sooner your firm can get back to operating at full speed.
FOLLOWING the terrible atrocity at the Manchester Arena, let us not be critical of how others choose to mark this dreadful event or handle their grief.