pestilence


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a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal

any epidemic disease with a high death rate

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a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of

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that she has shaken pestilence and death upon the land, from the folds of her accursed mantle?
It was said that, from that very hour, the pestilence abated, as if its sway had some mysterious connection, from the first plague stroke to the last, with Lady Eleanore's Mantle.
In another he would find organising forces stoutly at work, newly-painted notice boards warning off vagrants, the roads and still cultivated fields policed by armed men, the pestilence under control, even nursing going on, a store of food husbanded, the cattle and sheep well guarded, and a group of two or three justices, the village doctor or a farmer, dominating the whole place; a reversion, in fact, to the autonomous community of the fifteenth century.
Even as thou didst hear me aforetime when I prayed, and didst press hardly upon the Achaeans, so hear me yet again, and stay this fearful pestilence from the Danaans.
Before flying Julia away, Reign told her that they would now look for the third of their triumvirate named Pestilence.
In these texts Resheph is described in various ways, such as the god or gatekeeper of the underworld, god of pestilence, god of war and god of healing.
We have had a plethora of anti-Brexit luminaries given platforms by the media, (especially the BBC) to advise us of the error of our ways in voting to leave with various groups of MPs, dignitaries 'academics', business executives, and assorted pompous individuals, all warning of the impending hellfire, doom and pestilence to come.
Continue with the Pharaonic slavery and God's vow in the Desert (Numbers 14) to strike the Children of Israel "with pestilence and disown them.
The Department of Agriculture and the PCIC will give them free crop insurance in case they are hit by calamities or pestilence, Bernabe said.
Since day one of his administration, we have urged President Aquino to look into the pestilence of this daang madumi, said So.
While investigating several terrifyingly violent crimes, he realises they're linked by the war, famine, pestilence and death - the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as depicted in the Bible.
Like the visage of a human victim of disfiguring disease, the face of Cambridge changed radically from pestilence.
The Church then asks the two knights to transport a witch (Claire Foy) to a remote monastery, where monks will perform a ritual in the hope of ending the pestilence.
Earlier in the same century, pest first appeared in English, but it traveled to English through French from the Latin word pestis, referring to a deadly epidemic disease, in other words, a plague or pestilence.
He wrote that the scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war.