But then, through a series of calamities typical of The Comeback, she ends up auditioning for the show…and gets the part.
True for the parent, but not, one hopes, for the child, who deserves her own incidents and episodes, pleasures and calamities.
Maybe there's a route, somewhere in there, towards an end to calamities on July 16.
But now, to that list of calamities to learn from, we need to add “mass extinctions.”
Then there will be earthquakes, tsunamis, and other calamities.
The city of Oremburg is become the asylum of the Persians and their riches, and is grown considerable by their calamities.
All their calamities, except the plague, were the foreseen results of their own decision.
Their self-constituted leaders have already overwhelmed them with calamities.
Others have been saved before now from calamities yet deeper than ours.
In the next cottage there was no end to calamities, though they took a more absurd form.
early 15c., from Middle French calamite (14c.), from Latin calamitatem (nominative calamitas) "damage, loss, failure; disaster, misfortune, adversity," origin obscure. Early etymologists associated it with calamus "straw" (see shawm); but it is perhaps from a lost root preserved in incolumis "uninjured," from PIE *kle-mo-, from base *kel- "to strike, cut" (see hilt).