Adjective "casualty" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A person killed or injured in a war or accident.
  1. 'You had heard the news, you heard the casualty figures, and now you saw the trauma that the people went through.'
  2. 'We've arrived here and the casualty figures have risen enormously.'
  3. 'Another complicating factor is whether or not psychiatric cases are included in the casualty figures.'
  4. 'Two of the casualties became badly trapped and fire fighters had to use special cutting equipment to free the injured.'
  5. 'What are our total casualty figures and how many more casualties are we willing to endure?'
  6. 'World War I saw a civilian casualty rate of about 15 per cent (of total casualties).'
  7. 'The final death and casualty figures for this catastrophe will never be certain, and are so large as to be difficult to comprehend anyway.'
  8. 'Then the news started pouring in: four bombed trains, dozens of casualties, hundreds of injured.'
  9. 'And as we get more and faster trains on to the rails we can expect more deaths, so the casualty figures coldly used in cost benefit studies are all going to be out of date anyway.'
  10. 'Police said the casualty figures would have been much higher if they had not acted on the phone warning.'
  11. 'the building industry has been one of the casualties of the recession'
  12. 'A big, bald-headed dude was passed out on the bunk above, an early casualty of beer and Valium.'
  13. 'My voice was an early casualty in the Change, all I could manage was a watery gurgle.'
  14. 'The date and location of the forum were a poignant reminder to many of those present of the impact of foot and mouth: the Great Yorkshire Show was the biggest event to fall casualty to the disease.'
  15. 'Hopefully this cocoon of self-deception will be among the early casualties of the campaign.'
  16. 'But another early casualty is conscience, routinely smothered in the national media echo chamber.'
  17. 'It's sad, but current events and an awareness of them has been a casualty of my current lifestyle.'
  18. 'A prize portfolio could mean a head start in the race, but those overlooked or given poisoned chalices would be early casualties.'
  19. 'But the dream of a new generation of nuclear power may prove to be the real casualty of last week's events.'
  20. 'Faculty travel budgets and money for new faculty appointments are often early casualties.'
  21. 'he went to casualty to have a cut stitched'
  22. 'I got another insight into how hard nurses work from witnessing the transfer of a patient from casualty to a hospital in Dublin.'
  23. 'In the second case, a music teacher had to go to casualty in two separate hospitals on Christmas Day and Boxing Day 1993 after developing problems with his dressing.'
  24. 'She was treated in casualty and she returned home.'
  25. 'The crackdown on long waits has been dogged by allegations that ambulance staff are deliberately delaying taking patients into casualty until the hospital is ready for them.'
  26. 'the Insurers acquire all the Policyholder's rights in respect of the casualty which caused the loss'
  27. 'Where a policy provides cover against one of two or more concurrent causes of a casualty, a claim will lie under the policy provided that there is no relevant exclusion.'
  28. 'That is this case because the obligation to cover arose at the time of the casualty and it is that which under the approach in Albion gives rise to the double insurance situation.'
  29. 'Had the glass been in place, the casualty would not have occurred.'
  30. 'The centre of gravity was so close to the tipping line that a minor force would cause the casualty.'
  31. 'Thus if the second casualty is due to an excepted peril, the rule of merger which applied in the case of an unrepaired partial loss to defeat the claim has no application.'

More definitions

1. Military. a member of the armed forces lost to service through death, wounds, sickness, capture, or because his or her whereabouts or condition cannot be determined. casualties, loss in numerical strength through any cause, as death, wounds, sickness, capture, or desertion.

2. one who is injured or killed in an accident: There were no casualties in the traffic accident.

3. any person, group, thing, etc., that is harmed or destroyed as a result of some act or ev

More examples(as adjective)

"purchases can be casualty."

"markets can be casualty."

"insurers can be casualty."

"industries can be casualty."


Late Middle English (in the sense ‘chance, a chance occurrence’): from medieval Latin casualitas, from casualis (see casual), on the pattern of words such as penalty.