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Definition of Plague

Plague

  1. That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or vexation.
  2. An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London plague.
  3. To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or natural evil of any kind.
  4. Fig.: To vex; to tease; to harass.

Plague Quotations

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
George Washington

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Martin Luther

The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Adolescence is a plague on the senses.
Henry Rollins

If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
Henry Fielding
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Plague Translations

plague in Dutch is pest
plague in French is peste
plague in German is plagen
plague in Hungarian is pestis
plague in Latin is lues, pestilencia, pestis pestis
plague in Portuguese is praga
plague in Spanish is plaga
plague in Swedish is farsot, pest

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