verb (used with object), scourged, scourg·ing.
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Corruption in China’s pharmaceutical industry is a long-running scourge.As China nears a coronavirus vaccine, bribery cloud hangs over drugmaker Sinovac|Eva Dou|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
Meanwhile, for minorities, particularly hard-hit by the pandemic both in terms of health and economics, the long-simmering and systemic scourge of racial inequality has erupted into nationwide demonstrations.Congress should legalize cannabis now—for the economy and for social justice|matthewheimer|December 3, 2020|Fortune
The program is set to expire at the end of the school year, but perhaps the initiative that’s helping fight the rising scourge of child hunger should become permanent.
If you think bankruptcies have been a scourge in the pandemic so far, brace yourself—they’re set to rise dramatically.Pandemic fallout is about to overwhelm the bankruptcy system—and hit small businesses hardest|Geoffrey Colvin|November 24, 2020|Fortune
She took that job in 2013, when the mortgage business was, as she admitted in the 2016 speech, “the scourge of the earth” following the subprime crisis.How Jane Fraser broke banking’s highest glass ceiling|Claire Zillman, reporter|October 19, 2020|Fortune
Vergenza, or shame, was the same as scourging, with the lashes omitted.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3|Henry Charles Lea
A bit of rope is a reminder of the scourging given him by the governor.Michelangelo|Estelle M. Hurll
Present, chief captain Claudius Lysias, who commands him to be "brought into the castle," and "examined by scourging."Not Paul, But Jesus|Jeremy Bentham
He is bot soft, and cowld never defend him self in the leist, bot greitt and cry, quhan he vold be scourging him.The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray
Sir Henry, in compliance with his instructions from government, was now about to give it a scourging lesson.