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Our analysis so far indicates that the answer is yes, provided the spontaneous collapse rate increases with the curvature of spacetime.

The country was already teetering on the edge of economic collapse before the blast.

From Ozy

There also was the collapse of a fuel tank in the mining city of Norilsk.

No matter how bizarre and twisted the universe looked before it contracted, the collapse would efficiently erase a wide range of primordial wrinkles.

The wave of evictions caused by the coronavirus could swamp even the massive dislocation caused by the collapse of the US housing bubble more than a decade ago.

From Quartz

Angry Birds at its simplest was the same way, though you wanted to watch things collapse and explode.

No precautions have been taken to reinforce the ceilings, which could collapse onto the statues.

In 1997, an earthquake in Assisi caused the collapse of the main cathedral and killed ten people.

A hard look at campus rape statistics, the collapse of The New Republic and the day John Lennon died.

But to say the capital teeters on the verge of collapse is both melodramatic and misleading.

At any moment, if he cared to collapse, he could make ten thousand pounds in a single day.

The danger of collapse was past for the present, but the deep sleep of utter intoxication still clung to the ruler of Asturia.

In a big armchair a white-haired man in evening dress was lying back in a state of collapse.

Beyond doubt here was the ruler of Asturia, whom Jessie had left not so long before in a state of collapse.

Collapse ensues and death takes place on the second to the fourth day of the affection.


On this page you'll find 192 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to collapse, such as: bankruptcy, catastrophe, crash, debacle, destruction, and disintegration.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.