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 Meanings and Examples of PESTILENCE
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pestilence
 n.  any epidemic disease with a high death rate
Classic Sentence:
1  A terrible pestilence breaking out in Rome seemed to the Equians and Volscians to offer a fit opportunity for crushing her.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXVIII.
2  The Romans, who were sorely afflicted by the pestilence, answered that they must look to their own defence, and with their own forces, since Rome was in no position to succour them.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXVIII.
3  It is a very justifiable cause of a war, to invade a country after the people have been wasted by famine, destroyed by pestilence, or embroiled by factions among themselves.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER V.
4  None so self-devoted as Hester when pestilence stalked through the town.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
5  It was a formidable campaign; a nocturnal battle against pestilence and suffocation.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—BRUNESEAU.
6  Sea fowls are pecking at the small crabs, shell-fish, and other sea candies and maccaroni, which the Right Whale sometimes carries on his pestilent back.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and...
7  A pestilent conceit, which so often will insist upon obtruding even when beholding the mightiest royal beadle on his throne.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
8  There escaped from Eustacia one of those shivering sighs which used to shake her like a pestilent blast.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 1 "Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery"
9  This the pestilent goddess spreads abroad in the mouths of men, and bends her course right on to King Iarbas, and with her words fires his spirit and swells his wrath.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FOURTH
Example Sentence:
1  That forest-dell, where Lowood lay, was the cradle of fog and fog-bred pestilence.