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synonyms for tragedies

  • adversity
  • calamity
  • catastrophe
  • failure
  • hardship
  • humiliation
  • misfortune
  • mishap
  • shock
  • struggle
  • woe
  • wreck
  • affliction
  • blight
  • blow
  • cataclysm
  • contretemps
  • curse
  • curtains
  • dole
  • dolor
  • doom
  • downer
  • lot
  • misadventure
  • mischance
  • reverse
  • waterloo
  • bad fortune
  • bad luck
  • hard knocks
  • the worst
  • unluckiness

antonyms for tragedies

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  • advantage
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • favor
  • fortune
  • gain
  • good fortune
  • good luck
  • happiness
  • joy
  • profit
  • success
  • boon
  • health
  • victory
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How to use tragedies in a sentence

The tragedies of Corneille and Racine are forcible and finished, and should be read because classical.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Our mind is kept more occupied by Corneilles tragedies, but by Racines we are more softened and moved.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
Other plays including tragedies and comedies, famous and not so famous, were acted at the Williamsburg Playhouse.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
What scenes, what tragedies, what comedies, those bright houses and demure little villas concealed.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
He lived to be ninety years old, and produced the most beautiful of his tragedies in his eightieth year, the "Oedipus at Colonus."
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
This publicity and freedom is the crying evil of the tenements, the one from which tragedies come.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
"The worst of one's own private tragedies is that they are usually only comedies in disguise," said Jack Meredith oracularly.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
And at the same time, in all his great human tragedies, he compels the elements to obey him as if they were his slaves.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
And there is no knowing how many tragedies have been enacted here, either!
THE CALL OF THE BEAVER PATROLV. T. SHERMAN
It has witnessed the tragedies and comedies of an eventful history.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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