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Definition of Plague

  • That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or vexation.
  • An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London plague.
  • To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or natural evil of any kind.
  • Fig.: To vex; to tease; to harass.
  • an annoyance
  • any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
  • a swarm of insects that attack plants
  • any epidemic disease with a high death rate
  • a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
  • annoy continually or chronically
  • cause to suffer a blight

How to use plague in a sentence. Plague pronunciation.

May the Devil, Curses, Plagues and Disappointments light upon you.
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A Plague on my Master.
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Plague on my memory, my wretched memory!
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Were I Thucydides or Boccaccio, I would write pages on this plague.
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The little and the great, Feels not the wants that pinch the poor, Nor plagues that haunt the rich man’s door, Embittering all his state.
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Just as in bodily diseases we must prevent intermingling and infection and put into effect sanitary laws—because the infectious physical diseases uproot the foundation of humanity; likewise one must protect and safeguard the blessed souls from the breaths and fatal spiritual diseases; otherwise violation, like the plague, will become a contagion and all will perish.
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The earth wanting laborers, the rain of heaven and overflowing of torrents have stagnated in marshes; and their putrid exhalations in a warm climate, have caused epidemics, plagues, and maladies of all sorts, whence have flowed additional suffering, penury, and ruin.
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Uncleanliness is the second, and often the first, cause of many inconveniences, and even of grievous disorders; it is a fact in medicine, that it brings on the itch, the scurf, tetters, leprosies, as much as the use of tainted or sour aliments; that it favors the contagious influence of the plague and malignant fevers, that it even produces them in hospitals and prisons; that it occasions rheumatisms, by incrusting the skin with dirt, and thereby preventing transpiration; without reckoning the shameful inconvenience of being devoured by vermin-the foul appendage of misery and depravity.
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A similar policy as to sex problems has solved itself by an even worse plague than the Black Death; and the remedy for that is not Salvarsan, but sound moral hygiene, the first foundation of which is the discontinuance of our habit of telling not only the comparatively harmless lies that we know we ought not to tell, but the ruinous lies that we foolishly think we ought to tell.
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Forbids further plague with booksellers.
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Why should I plague poor Clark with them, if it be any plague to him?
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I forbid you to plague yourself any farther with those Philadelphia or other Booksellers.
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But the fact that we saw not one Rabbit shows that "the plague" had appeared, had run its usual drastic course, and nearly exterminated the species in this particular region.
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Besides human foes, the Company has saved the Indian from famine and plague.
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The mosquito plague of the region had not yet appeared, and there was little lacking to crown with a halo the memory of those days on the Missouri of the North. Native quadrupeds seemed scarce, and we were all agog when one of the men saw a black fox trotting along the opposite bank.
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This country has, for 6 months, the finest climate in the world, but 2 1/2 of these are ruined by the malignancy of the fly plague.
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It is quite remarkable in the north-west that such plagues are most numerous in the more remote regions, and they disappear in proportion as the country is opened up and settled.
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A few hours later he was back again, looking older and shakier than ever, his wet red eyes looking like plague spots in his ashy brown visage or like volcanic eruptions in a desert of dead lava, and in husky, clicking accents he told Billy to tell the Okimow that the pills were no good-not strong enough for him.
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A new influence appears on the scene; it is commonly called the plague, though it is not one disease but many run epidemic riot, and, in a few weeks usually, the Rabbits are wiped out.
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Late the same winter the plague appeared, but did not take them at one final swoop.
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Examples of Plague

Example #1
Ye immortal Gods, who the Devil am I?
Example #2
Damn'd Lies, by _Jupiter_ and _Juno_, and the rest of the Heathen Gods and Goddesses; for I remember I paid two Guinea's for swearing Christian Oaths last Night.
Example #3
The Devil take me, &c.
Example #4
A smart Jade by Heaven.
Example #5
I must een write it down.
Example #6
Yet tell me which was the vile jingle?