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Act of God   /ækt əv gɑd/   Listen
Act of God

A natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events.  Synonyms: force majeure, inevitable accident, unavoidable casualty, vis major.

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"Act of God" Quotes from Famous Books

... to instil in you the belief that I lost to-day, at half past three in the afternoon, the key to my cubicle. While distributing rations to the soldiers I dropped it. I see in this loss the act of God. ...
— The Human Drift • Jack London

... no possible working of forces within matter can account for the change. Again we say, if we already admit that the various great types of animal life could not originate without a special creative act of God, then why should we not accept the record of Genesis which says that the various species of plants and the various species of animals were created, each a separate species, in the beginning? Once admit special ...
— Evolution - An Investigation and a Critique • Theodore Graebner

Words linked to "Act of God" :   calamity, catastrophe, unavoidable casualty, tragedy, vis major, force majeure, disaster, inevitable accident, cataclysm

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