plague


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Synonyms for plague

Synonyms for plague

a cause of suffering or harm

a sudden increase in something, as the occurrence of a disease

to trouble persistently from or as if from all sides

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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 swarm of insects that attack plants

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any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)

cause to suffer a blight

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References in classic literature ?
Once the plague broke through and seized upon the German and Austrian soldiers who were guarding the borders of Turkestan.
Modern war- machinery held back the disorganized mass of China, while the plagues did the work.
Besides, starvation weakened the victims and destroyed their natural defences against the plagues.
Now, although Ludd was such a wise king, three plagues fell upon the island of Britain.
The story goes on to tell how good King Ludd freed the island of Britain from all three plagues and lived in peace all the days of his life.
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and devises presumptuous deeds, and the son of Cronos lays great trouble upon the people, famine and plague together, so that the men perish away, and their women do not bear children, and their houses become few, through the contriving of Olympian Zeus.
A bad neighbour is as great a plague as a good one is a great blessing; he who enjoys a good neighbour has a precious possession.
But the rest, countless plagues, wander amongst men; for earth is full of evils and the sea is full.
And waited till the heaven-sent plague should pass.
pestis was initially passed from person to person--say, when an infected individual coughed on a healthy person--and most likely caused lung infections known as pneumonic plague or blood infections called septicemic plague, the researchers report in the Oct.
Carlo Borromeo (canonized 1610), who was closely linked to the plague due to his ministry during the Milanese outbreak of 1576-77.
If that mutates into something that can be easily transmuted between human beings it would make the plague of locusts look like just a bit of a nuisance.
Specifically, in Table 1, "Potential Bioterrorism Agents," the authors identify the primary method of transmission of pneumonic plague as "contact with infected fleas.
Holmes uses his unique novelist skills to create a narrative and dialogue in "The Plague of Athens, 430 B.
Euronext, NASDAQ: CRXL), Leiden, The Netherlands, has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Naval Medical Research Center of the US Navy to construct AdVac-based vaccines against anthrax and plague and test them in non-human primates.