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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

A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal.
Daniel Berrigan

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
Edsger Dijkstra

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
Wilhelm Reich

Every outbreak across the globe today stems from a descendant of the medieval plague.
Hendrik Poinar
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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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