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kuh la muh tuhs

  • s  (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
    a calamitous defeat

  • The calamitous drop in the world's markets brings fear and dread to the men and women that work the exchanges.
  • But as it turned out, a lot of his advice, delivered privately, has been poor and some of it (Iraq) was calamitous.
  • In fact, after more than a half century of struggling with Hitler's calamitous legacy, Germans do appear to be taking a slightly less tortured view of their past.
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  • Meh: Landmarks Commission Bummed Out by Boring New 74 Grand
    When the Landmarks Preservation Commission encountered the designs for the Soho Frankenbuilding—the new development trying, with calamitous results, to find some way around its mandate to incorporate an old cast iron facade —back in March, the reaction was not...
    June 12, 2013 - Curbed New York

  • Russell Brand in The Money Times
    Regardless of what happens in my current situation, I am unlikely to be satisfied with calamitous promiscuity of the preceding five or six years,he said.
  • John Evelyn in International Herald Tribune
    Diarist John Evelyn described the "miserable and calamitous spectacle" he saw as the city was destroyed.
  • Tony Blair in International Herald Tribune
    We need each G-8 to be bolder than the last,Blair said in his speech. "If we give up, we will lose the chance in this continent, rich as it is though its people are often poor, for our values to take root. It would be a calamitous...

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