01. Police fear more [casualties] may be found when firemen are able to get into the rest of the burning building.
02. Truth and integrity seem to have become the first [casualties] of this dirty election campaign.
03. Many of the [casualties] in the battle appear to have been accidentally shot by their fellow soldiers.
04. The police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd of demonstrators, causing numerous [casualties].
05. The number of [casualties] of yesterday's terrible soccer violence is estimated at over 25 injured, and one man dead.
06. Eaton's department store chain was one of the first major [casualties] of the war with the major American megastores.
07. [Casualties] from the earthquake totalled about 4,500 killed and 2,000 injured, and property damage in the millions of pounds.
08. The American Civil War resulted in a half million [casualties] (including over 350,000 deaths) for the Northern forces, and over 480,000 [casualties] (and almost 260,000 deaths) for the South.
09. Attacks by Israeli forces and Palestinian militants have resulted in hundreds of [casualties] for both sides, without any hope for peace in the foreseeable future.
10. A number of the [casualties] in the ferry disaster could have been saved, had the crew been properly trained for an emergency.
11. Aeschylus once said that in time of war, the first [casualty] is truth.
12. The [casualties] of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center number in the thousands.
13. The tsunami which hit Thailand in December of 2004 claimed more than 5,000 [casualties], half of them tourists.
14. The Swiss civil war of 1847 lasted less than a month and caused fewer than 100 [casualties].
15. During the Gulf War in 1991, most of the British [casualties] were caused accidentally by their own military.
16. In Europe, the second Battle of Ypres ended in 1915 with over 105,000 [casualties], many killed by poisonous gas.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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