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synonyms for tragedy

  • 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
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antonyms for tragedy

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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 tragedy in a sentence

Right now we have a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons.
MY DAD SERVED IN WWII — HE WAS A HERO, NOT A LOSERPETER ROSENSTEINSEPTEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
The skit compares the Death Star’s destruction to the heinous tragedy that befell America nineteen years ago.
AMID GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS, ‘MULAN’ IS A LITMUS TEST FOR LOYALTIESRHHACKETTFORTUNESEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
The video of Jacob Blake’s shooting feels like a repeat of the same kind of tragedy, showing an officer repeatedly shooting Blake in the back.
VIOLENT PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY IN THE ’60S AND ’90S CHANGED PUBLIC OPINIONGERMAN LOPEZAUGUST 28, 2020VOX
The pandemic has been an unprecedented event on a truly planetary scale, one that has sadly given people all over the world a unifying human experience through tragedy.
SOCIAL DISTANCING FROM THE STARSEMILY LEVESQUEAUGUST 11, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The past few months have taught us once again that the greatest tragedies in the world do not affect everyone equally.
LET’S LEAD THE RETURN TO PROSPERITY BY PROTECTING THE VULNERABLERICH LESSERJULY 15, 2020QUARTZ
He ultimately wrote a book about the tragedy, called Heat Wave.
IS THERE REALLY A “LONELINESS EPIDEMIC”? (EP. 407)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 27, 2020FREAKONOMICS
That’s James Solomon, the director and producer of a documentary film about that real-life tragedy.
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Several pioneers familiar with the facts of the tragedy at the time of its occurrence were also present.
AMONG THE SIOUXR. J. CRESWELL
Happening to walk down the Rue Saint Honoré, he had come upon tragedy.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
A heaviness as of unguessed tragedy lay upon all three, not only upon Tom.
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WORDS RELATED TO TRAGEDY

  • adversity
  • bad break
  • blow
  • devil's own luck
  • hard cheese
  • hard luck
  • hard time
  • hardship
  • ill luck
  • mischance
  • misfortune
  • raw deal
  • reverse
  • rotten luck
  • setback
  • tough break
  • tough luck
  • tragedy
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