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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An event resulting in great loss and misfortune. Also: Drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance.

Usage examples (36)
  • Love can cure heartbreaks, misfortune, or tragedy. It is the eternal companion.
  • Did you know that the word tragedy comes from the Greek tragoidia, the cry of the goat?
  • The "sealing of fate" turning point in tragedy is distinct enough to be evaluated as a "sealing of fate".
  • This tragedy is ours: we made it, we own it, and we can stop it. for more
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