Harsh weather and natural disasters either kill you or they don’t, and once conquered—or adapted to— they lose their relevance.
True, it had been invaded by the people of Kaloon in several wars, but on each occasion their army was destroyed or met with terrible disaster.
It was only too clear that some sudden and terrible disaster had occurred during his absence—a disaster which had embraced them all, and yet had left no traces behind it.
And to convince him of it, I gave him a short history of the horrible disasters that had befallen me; and as soon as I had finished, fell into a swoon again.
“Any neglect of military duty was sure of the swiftest punishment, and seldom did he make even just allowance for inevitable military disaster.
Two-thirds of all Haitians depend on the agricultural sector, mainly small-scale subsistence farming, and remain vulnerable to damage from frequent natural disasters, exacerbated by the country's widespread deforestation.
To simply barge into an office demanding “all the computers” is a recipe for swift disaster.
Located on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" Indonesia remains vulnerable to volcanic and tectonic disasters.
To face a frequently raging sea in a frail skiff was a race to certain disaster.
As for Vashti, her life went peacefully forward until the final disaster.
Yet such an event, if not a calamity to the race, will always involve much individual disaster and misfortune.
Top and Jup gave signs of the utmost terror, and their instinct warned them of an impending disaster.
There the want of tact and discretion on the part of the husbands produces at times indescribable disasters.
In a similar way future disaster or success which is soon to occur will impress the dream mind more vividly than those which are to transpire at a later date.
If you imagine that one haunts you, there will soon come to you a shocking accident or death, or the trouble may take the form of financial disaster.
Had some sailor on board lived to tell the story of this dreadful disaster, or do the waves still keep this casualty a secret?
His heart was full, and his conscience tortured by remorse; for he accused himself more bitterly than ever of being the cause of the irretrievable disaster.
No doubt that is the explanation of many of the cases in which death or grave disaster is foreseen, but there are a large number of instances on record to which it does not seem to apply, since the events foretold are frequently trivial and unimportant."
At last he went to bed, out of spirits and heavy at heart, as much because he missed Sancho as because of the irreparable disaster to his stockings, the stitches of which he would have even taken up with silk of another colour, which is one of the greatest signs of poverty a gentleman can show in the course of his never-failing embarrassments.
and on the same day the Persian fleet and a land army met with joint disaster under the shadow of Mount Mycale on the Asiatic mainland, between Ephesus and Miletus.