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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

If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you - until you get your revenge.
Muhammad Ali

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

Anyone who was alive during the outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 14th century experienced something terrifyingly close to the widespread death and chaos of an apocalyptic event.
Alan Huffman

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

Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live, to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles, to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution.
Uri Geller
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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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