Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Calamity"

The meaning of "Calamity" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does one calamity following upon the heels of another mean?
A: one problem leads to another like a domino affect
Q: What does calamity mean?
A: A disaster, sudden damage, crisis.

Example sentences using "Calamity"

Q: Please show me example sentences with calamity .
A: The Coronavirus pandemic is the greatest calamity of our lifetime.

2020 feels like its one calamity after another.

Synonyms of "Calamity" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between calamity and plague and casualty ?
A: A calamity is a large disaster. A plague is a disease epidemic, especially the bubonic plague. In early modern English a plague could be any kind of infestation or disaster caused by God, such as the ten plagues in the book of Exodus. A casualty is a single person's death as a result of some kind of violence or disaster.
Q: What is the difference between calamity and catastrophe ?
A: They can mean the same thing in many situations, but calamity usually refers to suffering by people and the personal loss that happened. You can even use calamity when only one person or a few people are involved.
"It was a calamity for Mr. and Mrs. Thomas when their house burned."
"Maria suffered a personal calamity when her only child died."
"The hurricane was a calamity for the town. The people never recovered."
Catastrophe usually refers more to physical damage, and suffering by people is sort of secondary.
"The wildfires were a catastrophe that destroyed thousands of acres of forest. Fortunately, no lives were lost."
"Fortunately, the dam held back the flood waters and a catastrophe was avoided."
But as I said, in many situations, either word can be used.
Q: What is the difference between calamity and disaster ?
A: There is no difference in meaning. The only difference is that 'disaster' is used much more frequently than 'calamity.
Q: What is the difference between calamity and disaster ?
A: I've always thought of 'calamity' as referring to a large scale disaster like a flood, whereas 'disaster' can refer to that, but can also be something personal instead. In many ways 'disaster' has lost its meaning because people use it all the time, so for me at least 'calamity' is more hard-hitting.
Q: What is the difference between calamity and disaster ?
A: 両方の単語は同じことを意味します

Really they have the same meaning and are interchangeable.

Translations of "Calamity"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? calamity
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? calamity
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Other questions about "Calamity"

Q: What does "as" of "as the calamity shaped ~ mean?
Does it mean "because" or "while" or anything else?

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The assessment of casualties has been difficult because of the widespread area affected by the rainfall, flooding and landslides. Authorities warned that landslides could strike even after rain subsides as the calamity shaped up to be potentially the worst in decades.
A: I think this sentence is poorly written precisely because it makes you wonder. But it has to mean "because" here. If it meant "while", the tenses of the two clauses would have to match.
Q: Historical calamity Does this sound natural?
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