plague

All Noun Verb
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  • Info Plague or The plague is a disease that has a high mortality rate or a calamity with widespread and serious consequences for its victims.
  • The spirit of the dead man began to plague the king day and night.
  • When he came back he found that most of his tribe died from plague.
  • Fields was plagued with health problems the last two years of her life.
  • Each time the plague struck down significant numbers of the town's population.
  • After her remains were carried around the city three times, the plague ceased.
  • Probably she has been plaguing you as much as she did him. Cited from Poor Folk, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • After some years, they all die of plague in a single week.
  • That the plague was caused by bad air became the most widely accepted theory.
  • Then followed a series of plagues, of which we have all often heard. Cited from The Gospel of the Pentateuch, by Charles Kingsley
  • Subsequently, a plague killed his entire family, except one of his brothers.
  • Probably not, as you are just opening a letter from your plaguing spirit. Cited from Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1
  • Three years later, he and his family died in a plague.
  • The air also led people to settle in the area during times of plague.
  • Plagued by financial difficulties, the school closed its doors after only two years.
  • A plague followed and at last the king himself fell ill.
  • The man who has always heard that we are walking plagues has never heard our reply. Cited from The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton/GKC7
  • I should write to him, but it would only be plaguing him. Cited from Life of Adam Smith, by John Rae
  • The injury was not the same one that plagued him towards the end of the last season.
  • "I can see by his look that he has been plaguing you." Cited from Unleavened Bread, by Robert Grant
  • People who die from this form of plague often die on the same day symptoms first appear.
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Words starting with plague

Meaning of plague

  • noun A serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
  • noun Any epidemic disease with a high death rate
  • noun Any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by god)
  • noun An annoyance
    those children are a damn plague