The Syrian catastrophe can't resolve arguments about what happened 65 years ago.
But for the one who was blindsided when the papers were served and had no intention of ever signing, D-day is a catastrophe.
State officials, military and aviation experts in both countries hurried to shift the blame for the catastrophe.
The first Nakba, or catastrophe, was when Palestinians were displaced in 1948.
The catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide put the projected insured losses between $7 and $15 billion.
Notwithstanding this catastrophe, the five guns opposed to the Revenge continued their fire, and kept it up to the last.
Had Mrs. Bines been above talking to low people, a catastrophe might have been averted.
Within he was sickened with the sense of a catastrophe; outside he remained calm and confident to the eye.
Such a journey seemed like a catastrophe in his calm existence.
We are now to notice this further determining factor in catastrophe as it applied itself to Halifax.
1530s, "reversal of what is expected" (especially a fatal turning point in a drama), from Latin catastropha, from Greek katastrophe "an overturning; a sudden end," from katastrephein "to overturn, turn down, trample on; to come to an end," from kata "down" (see cata-) + strephein "turn" (see strophe). Extension to "sudden disaster" is first recorded 1748.