In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, pestilence, and Famine.
If you have dead bodies, pestilence, lice, with a 90 temperature--mosquitoes, flies--then you have serious problems.
In the meantime, I do kind of hope he wins Iowa, so that he can spread some of that pestilence around the GOP.
Cats, the Times told us, are a pestilence akin to gypsy moths and kudzu.
The coded “proofs” are everywhere: Floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and pestilence.
A star like a comet, threatens ruin by war, and death by pestilence.
To be appointed to pestilence in the hospitals, and a grave in the sands!
Simply this: The earthquake, the lightning, the pestilence, are no respecters of persons.
We are forced to the conclusion, that, to arrest the pestilence, we must starve it.
But the country had been laid very low by war, pestilence and famine, though it recovered itself with wonderful rapidity.
c.1300, from Old French pestilence "plague, epidemic" (12c.) and directly from Latin pestilentia "a plague, an unwholesome atmosphere," noun of condition from pestilentem (nominative pestilens) "infected, unwholesome, noxious," from pestis "deadly disease, plague" (see pest).
pestilence pes·ti·lence (pěs'tə-ləns)
A usually fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.
An epidemic of such a disease.