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  • The departure of Chairman Bent Erik Carlsen and his deputy, Torsten Erik Rasmussen , marks the culmination of an annus horribilis for the Danish company, including the resignation late Tuesday of Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Henrik Nøerremark .

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  • Sylvia Avati of Balmain said the best way to describe her stay was an Easter horribilis.

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  • From some angles, 2009 was an annus horribilis for the luxury industry.

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  • Add to that strikes, heavy-handed policing, food scares and grisly score settling—for an "annus horribilis" in the Zhejiang province city of 9.1 million.

    Wenzhou's 'Annus Horribilis' Shakes China

  • But after a genuine annus horribilis in which Kean won just seven of 37 matches, the manager was due for spot of good luck—even if it came at the expense of Sir Alex's joint birthday and New Year's festivities.

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  • You might think that 2008 is far out in front in his annus horribilis stakes, with the Premier League, Champions League, League Cup (all with Chelsea) and the European Championship (Germany) all going begging; however, Ballack has been here before, missing out on the Bundesliga, Champions League, German League Cup (with Bayer Leverkusen) and World Cup in 2002.

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  • For AIPAC, as for Netanyahu, those revolutions have already turned 2011 into an annus horribilis and the year is not even half over.

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  • Considering in 2005, the euphoria of Chelsea's first title win in 50 years moved him to sniffle "I just want to break down and I probably will in my hotel room", we can only imagine how many Kleenex Terry reduced to a sodden pulp behind closed doors in the face of the crushing, largely self-inflicted adversity he tackled during his recent annus horribilis.

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  • It was the year she later proclaimed to be a true annus horribilis.

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  • They swung viciously downwards after the death of Diana – and the Queen's annus horribilis.

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