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Definition of Pestilence


  1. Specifically, the disease known as the plague; hence, any contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating.
  2. Fig.: That which is pestilent, noxious, or pernicious to the moral character of great numbers.

Pestilence Quotations

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
William Blake

The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it.
Johann Most

Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
William Blake

There is a type of snobbish, pompous journalist who thinks that the only news that has any validity is war, famine, pestilence or politics. I don't come from that school.
Piers Morgan

We believe that the farm should be building 'forgiveness' into the ecosystem. What does that mean? That a more forgiving ecosystem is one that can better handle drought, flood, disease, pestilence.
Joel Salatin
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Pestilence Translations

pestilence in Dutch is pest
pestilence in German is Seuche
pestilence in Latin is lues, pestilencia
pestilence in Spanish is pestilencia
pestilence in Swedish is farsot
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