tragedy


tragedy
01. Romeo and Juliet is a famous [tragedy] written by Shakespeare.
02. Two adults and one child were killed in a [tragic] car accident on the highway outside of Memphis last weekend.
03. The police chase ended [tragically] when the car being pursued hit and killed an old man crossing a street.
04. H. L. Mencken once said that the basic fact about human existence is not that it is a [tragedy], but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
05. The [tragedy] of romance is that too many times, people end up hating the person that they originally loved with all their hearts.
06. Her husband was [tragically] killed on the last day of the Second World War.
07. The [tragic] ending of the film "Titanic" made teenage girls the world over break down in tears.
08. The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center is one of the most [tragic] events in American history.
09. The first news of the [tragedy] of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center reached the President within minutes.
10. An unusual wedding ceremony ended in [tragedy] when the bride's parachute failed to open.
11. The [tragic] death of the King has shocked the entire nation.
12. The terrible sadness of the little girl's short, [tragic] life filled the courtroom with sorrow.
13. Albert Schweitzer once said that the [tragedy] of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
14. Many psychologists suggest that rather than describing the experience of divorce as a [tragedy], it should be viewed as a transition in the life cycle of the family, with opportunities as well as risks.
15. One and one-half acres of rainforest are lost every second, with [tragic] consequences for both developing and industrial countries.
16. Greek [tragedy] served as a distant model for the theater of the Renaissance era.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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