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How do you use the word debacle in a sentence?


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There are several related definitions for this word. One is a "general breakup or sudden collapse of something. e.g.

After many years of separation between East Germany and West Germany, a great social and political debacle allowed Germans to travel freely between the East and West, ending years of separation"

Another definition is " a violent rush of water or ice". e.g.

A great debacle destroyed the seaside village, as the first tsunami in over fifty years visited this tiny island nation.

The other definitions focus on a defeat, failure or fiasco:

The political clash over financing health care became a complete debacle in the legislature.

The king's forces were undefeated until a debacle at the enemy fortress.