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Origin of pestilence
OTHER WORDS FROM pestilencean·ti·pes·ti·lence, adjective
Words nearby pestilence
Example sentences 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.
Cats, the Times told us, are a pestilence akin to gypsy moths and kudzu.The War on Cats: Jonathan Franzen and Bird-Lovers Fight Back|Ben Crair|March 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
I cannot reconcile the idea of a tender Heavenly Father with the known horrors of war, slavery, pestilence, and insanity.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Only in the sensational moments of famine, flood or pestilence was a general social effort called forth.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
There is still mademoiselle, with her new-formed friends in Paris—may a pestilence blight them all!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
And I will strike the inhabitants of this city, men and beasts shall die of a great pestilence.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
But even an age of war and pestilence could be observed without torment from behind the protective shields of the Time Machine.The Man from Time|Frank Belknap Long
British Dictionary definitions for pestilence
- any epidemic outbreak of a deadly and highly infectious disease, such as the plague
- such a disease