The U.K. tabloids, as is their wont, have branded her “shameless,” “sordid,” and “the scourge of society.”
Settling over wilderness areas everywhere, like a deadly fog, is the scourge of our time: global warming.
Peterson said Ticketmaster does all it can to battle this scourge.
“Boys used to be a scourge on middle school girls, snapping their bras and things like that,” said Thompson.
There's that dreaded word: "containing," scourge of Washington's Iran hawks.
When the scourge had spent its force, it was found that more than 2,000 had died of it.
In vain did Julian endeavour to deliver the empire from the scourge.
As the Mahometan religion has always been a scourge and a curse, you would naturally suppose its founder was a bad man.
Not to judge, not to scourge, not to chastise, not to avenge.
Feeling she must have, and courage, or she would never have dared to have ridded herself of the scourge of her life.
c.1200, "a whip, lash," from Anglo-French escorge, back-formation from Old French escorgier "to whip," from Vulgar Latin *excorrigiare, from Latin ex- "out, off" (see ex-) + corrigia "thong, shoelace," in this case "whip," probably from a Gaulish word related to Old Irish cuimrech "fetter," from PIE root *reig- "to bind" (see rig (v.)). Figurative use from late 14c. Scourge of God, title given by later generations to Attila the Hun (406-453 C.E.), is attested from late 14c., from Latin flagellum Dei.
c.1300, "to whip," from Old French escorgier and from scourge (n.). Figurative meaning "to afflict" (often for the sake of punishment or purification) is from late 14c. Related: Scourged; scourging.