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There were derelictions and debacles, dreams deferred and hopes dashed.

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After that debacle, Sanders’ team sought a paid broker to help negotiate the city’s leases and explore other solutions.

He wrote a long memo to Monroe describing the need to put out a government statement quickly, thus seizing the narrative and putting the most positive light on the debacle rather than letting the British control the story.

Meanwhile, the debacle at Stanford Medical Center, where a system to rank potential vaccine recipients managed to ignore frontline doctors, was proof that you could over-engineer the system too.

Thompson left the city in August following a new set of high-profile debacles.

But after Rolling Stone's rape story debacle, how much momentum does the call to ban fraternities have left?

“I believe we are in the hour of the debacle of the institutions, they cannot be any more rotten,” said Padre Goyo.

During this debacle, she read some medical literature on self-dehydration.

In his post-debacle presser, President Obama told the nation “I hear you.”

In the event, debacle that it was, Kennedy refused to listen to them.

It was a return to a state of mind comparable to that which had rendered possible the debacle of the Roman Empire.

The German advance which ended in this debacle has been the costliest defeat in point of materials which they have yet suffered.

Our own sthetic movement was killed almost instantaneously by the Wilde debacle.

Bruce Gordon looked at the debacle left behind the drunken, looting mob.

In the Baltic the situation became very difficult owing first to the Russian revolution and, finally, to the Russian debacle.

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On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to debacle, such as: beating, breakdown, collapse, crash, defeat, and devastation.

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