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CALAMITY, n. A more than commonly plain and unmistakeable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering.

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Source Notes: The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1911).

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842, Horse Cave Creek, Meigs County, Ohio, USA date of death uncertain, possibly December 1913 or early 1914, presumably in Mexico) was an American satirist, critic, poet, short story writer, editor, and journalist.

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