Example sentences for: disaster

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

  • In the debate over Kosovo, opponents of American military action (including many of those former enthusiasts) invoke a sort of reverse domino theory: If we save anyone from mass murder or humanitarian disaster, we'll find ourselves doing it again and again.

  • A leading theory for many years was that natural disaster struck the island in the wake of the volcanic explosion on the island of Thíra (Santorini), due north of Crete, bringing a maelstrom of tidal waves, earthquakes, and fire storms.

  • One organization had performed annual tests of its disaster recovery plan to identify and correct plan weaknesses.

  • In Europe, Le Monde of Paris agreed with the Sydney Morning Herald that the disaster in East Timor should have been foreseen, and it also strongly criticized the United Nations.

  • And yet, Starr's investigation has been a moral disaster, the equivalent of a high-speed chase in which an armada of police cruisers crumples dozens of cars and injures scores of pedestrians in pursuit of a rowdy teen-ager.


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