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An event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe
“The government and the media have attempted to portray the tragedy as a natural disaster.”
A play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character
“This turns the play into a gripping tragedy and a moving tale of human frailty.”
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