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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CASUALTY

Their barke receiues seldome or neuer by casualty any wound.

The first of our casualty lists had been published, and they were terrible.

It supported me in every casualty and under every misfortune.

Better a thousand times not expose her friend's cause to such a casualty.

Is every step we take to be marred by some unlooked for casualty?

The day following the casualty, those that took to the boat were picked up.

It's like a common sailor that's lost at sea; he's only a "casualty."

Yes, the one mentioned in the casualty list was their Jimmy.

Why, they're still revisin' casualty lists from the summer of 1918.

There will be a life-insurance division, a casualty division, and so on.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "chance, accident; incidental charge," from casual (adj.) on model of royalty, penalty, etc. Casuality had some currency 16c.-17c. but is now obsolete. Meaning "losses in numbers from a military or other troop" is from late 15c. Meaning "an individual killed, wounded, or lost in battle" is from 1844.

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