Origin of pestilence
Examples from the Web for pestilence
This notion of pestilence as a “great equalizer” has remained in vogue ever since plague pop culture began.Ebola Rages in West Africa, Reigniting Humanity’s Oldest Fear: The Plague|Scott Bixby|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, Pestilence, and Famine.New York City Is the Storied Football Capital of the USA|Ben Jacobs|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, I do kind of hope he wins Iowa, so that he can spread some of that pestilence around the GOP.
The coded “proofs” are everywhere: Floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and pestilence.
If you have dead bodies, pestilence, lice, with a 90 temperature--mosquitoes, flies--then you have serious problems.
All kinds of calamities overspread the earth and decimated the race,--war, pestilence, and famine.Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV|John Lord
They fled from religious and political persecution as from a pestilence.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
Want and pestilence follow in the wake of massacre, and cause awful misery.The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources|Daniel J. MacDonald
But the returning army brought with it a pestilence, which spread devastation throughout the West.History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD|Robert F. Pennell
The town of Malacca is freed from the pestilence at the arrival of the holy body.The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)|John Dryden
British Dictionary definitions for pestilence
- any epidemic outbreak of a deadly and highly infectious disease, such as the plague
- such a disease