Example sentences for: disastrous

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

  • There is a successful pop ballad called “Lady in Red” that worries me every time I hear it because the singer, Mr. de Burgh, has to struggle through three lines ending with the words chance, dance , and romance . As far as I can recall, he pronounces chance with a sharp “a,” and dance with a long “a,” and then he finds himself in the disastrous position of having to pronounce romance with a long “a,” too.

  • The original New Republic Griefbusters editorial, published after Mexico City's disastrous 1985 earthquake, said:

  • His purchase of MCA was financially disastrous: The DuPont Corp. shares that he sold to buy the entertainment conglomerate have since gained $9 billion in value.

  • Such reuse, though potentially disastrous, is largely unregulated by the FDA.

  • Following a disastrous offensive by government troops on the rebels’ mountain strongholds in 1958, on 1 January 1959 Batista fled the country for the Dominican Republic.


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