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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

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

I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.
Russell Crowe

One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
Robert Burton

My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings.
Yayoi Kusama

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