SCOURGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SCOURGE
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scourge
 n.  whip used to inflict punishment; severe punishment
Classic Sentence:
1  In Mr. Dimmesdale's secret closet, under lock and key, there was a bloody scourge.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
2  No eye could see him, save that ever-wakeful one which had seen him in his closet, wielding the bloody scourge.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
3  Inquiry was made into the origin of the scourge, and by degrees various facts came out which excited public indignation in a high degree.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  The scourge of war had been followed by the worse scourge of Reconstruction, but the two men had agreed not to mention the more alarming details when they discussed the situation at home.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
5  "It's all God's scourge," said Dron.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER X
6  His scourge, full of lightnings, was a harsh speaker of truths.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
7  Straightway avenging Tisiphone, girt with her scourge, tramples down the shivering sinners, menaces them with the grim snakes in her left hand, and summons forth her sisters in merciless train.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
8  He had given Demby but few stripes, when, to get rid of the scourging, he ran and plunged himself into a creek, and stood there at the depth of his shoulders, refusing to come out.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  They feared the plague and regarded it as a deadly scourge.