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  • as inforce majeure
  • as inact of God

synonyms for vis major

  • act of God
  • inevitable accident
  • predetermination
  • unavoidable casualty
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How to use vis major in a sentence

The major-general kept him well informed of every movement of the enemy, and pointed out the dangerous isolation of Davout.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Thereon the major-general took on himself to nominate Prince Eugne as Murat's successor.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Major Abbott and his brother officers, trying to keep their men loyal, stood fast and listened to the distant turmoil in the city.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Frulein Fichtner was the young lady who was going to play his concerto in A major at the concert that evening.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He was a good judge of men, that eagle-faced major; he knew that the slightest move with hostile intent would mean a smoking gun.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
“Now this is what I call real felicity,” observed the major, pulling out a pipe which he proceeded to fill.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
“With pleasure, my dear fellow,” said the major puffing vigorously for a few moments to get his pipe well alight.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
There chanced to be a forked tree close at hand, to which the major rushed and scrambled up with amazing rapidity.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
John Stark, a major general in the revolutionary army, died, aged 93.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
About an hour after resuming their walk, the major went off in hot pursuit of an enormous bee, which he saw humming round a bush.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO VIS MAJOR

  • accident
  • circumstances beyond one's control
  • earthquake
  • force majeure
  • freak accident
  • hurricane
  • inevitable accident
  • marvel
  • natural disaster
  • phenomenon
  • supernatural event
  • tornado
  • unavoidable casualty
  • unforeseen event
  • vis major
  • wonder
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