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  • n. Plural form of catastrophe.
  • n. Plural form of catastrophë.


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  • I ought to mention that Fred’s sanguine approach to potential grave catastrophes is mere posturing.

    Matthew Yglesias » Today in Pessimism

  • The one survivor of the earlier tomato catastrophes is now but a sad looking stem.

    Insert amusing Twitter-related title here.

  • The answer offered Thursday night by ABC's Grey's Anatomy certainly seemed to be "dead," as what had been a casually paced two-hour finale suddenly shifted into shocking twin catastrophes, jolting us out of our pace-induced sense of security.

    Season finale frenzy: 'Grey's' goes out with a shocker

  • Based on my experience, the top objective in all catastrophes is to move to a safe zone and take as many people with you as you can.

    June « 2008 « Isegoria

  • The power at the god's disposal is immense:::: They decide which structures can survive and which fail in catastrophes such as this:::: Government buildings were the ones which remained standing, sowing the seeds of discontent and keeping the door open for a future Chinese "cut off" and imposition of democracy, sealing their fate as well.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • One of the consequences of these catastrophes is that an order, known as the avout, have sealed themselves from the outside world in order to focus on contemplation and learning.

    Book Review: Anathem by Neal Stephenson | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • Staci and Rex are right: We need a better, unified way to use this wonderful internet to connect people who lose each other in catastrophes such as Katrina.

    Missing the missing: a proposal for a tag « BuzzMachine

  • One of the problems with our lack of preparedness, for this and other catastrophes, is that Congress is focused on social issues like FMA, abortion, Schiavo, etc.

    The scandal of Katrina « BuzzMachine

  • “[T] he country†™ s obsession with terrorism has left it vulnerable to other disasters†¦ many believe that unreasonable fears borne from the Sept. 11 attacks drove the country, and its leaders, to overreact to the terrorist threat and divert precious resources from the near-certain catastrophes of nature.”

    Think Progress » Bush Forgets Lessons of Hurricane Katrina

  • It appears that he fully accepts my position that the occurrence of those events, which the preacher speaks of as catastrophes, is no evidence of disorder, inasmuch as such catastrophes may be necessary occasional consequences of uniform changes.

    Collected Essays, Volume V Science and Christian Tradition: Essays


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