Example sentences for: debacle

How can you use “debacle” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Retrospectively, says Lewis, the Aug. 17 Russian ruble debacle was but the precipitating event; an expanding web of media and finance market rumors, plus Wall Street sharks out to plunder Long-Term, ensured the firm's collapse.

  • Following this debacle, the Ottomans then allied themselves to Germany in the World War I, losing more territory with the defeat of the Germans in that war.

  • But if it turns out that Chirac's political debacle is the beginning of a much larger disaster--the collapse of the whole vision of European glory that has obsessed France for so long--we can be sure of one thing: The French will blame it all on someone else.

  • They strike heroic, Napoleonic poses, hand to heart, which made these wafflers and compromisers look ridiculous after the debacle of the Civil War.

  • Participation in the Thirty Years’ War under Philip III led to further financial difficulties and to another debacle in 1643, when Spanish troops were defeated by the French at Rocroi in Flanders, never to regain their prestige.

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