from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sore resulting from the plague.


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  • Now this is all one as for men to cry out that their finger bleeds, whilst a sword is run through their hearts, and they perceive it not; -- to desire a wart to be cured, whilst they have a plague-sore upon them.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • ( "Lapidation" is good; it is much more elegant than "stoning.") "St. Rochus sitting in a landscape with an angel who looks at his plague-sore, whilst the dog the bread in his mouth attents him."

    A Tramp Abroad

  • All partial evils, like humours, run into that capital plague-sore.

    Side Lights

  • God's blessing, as a plaster for the plague-sore of profaneness, if timely applied by serious meditation, and carefully kept on by constant prayer.

    The Almost Christian Discovered; or, the False Professor Tried and Cast.

  • If he that is outwardly sanctified shall yet be eternally rejected, what will the case be of such as are openly unsanctified -- that have not only the plague of a bard heart within, but also the plague-sore of a profane life without?,

    The Almost Christian Discovered; or, the False Professor Tried and Cast.

  • He will be an apostate at last: the scab of hypocrisy usually breaks out in the plague-sore of apostasy.

    The Almost Christian Discovered; or, the False Professor Tried and Cast.

  • He was sick and weak in body; his loins were filled with a loathsome disease, some swelling, or ulcer, or inflammation (some think a plague-sore, such as Hezekiah's boil), and there was no soundness in his flesh, but, like Job, he was all over distempered.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • It should seem he was sick of the plague, for we read of the boil or plague-sore, v. 7.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume II (Joshua to Esther)

  • Canaanites to share with them in the peculiar land of promise; and for another reason they must be utterly destroyed (v. 17), because, since it could not be expected that they should be cured of their idolatry, if they were left with that plague-sore upon them they would be in danger of infecting God's Israel, who were too apt to take the infection: They will teach you to do after their abominations (v. 18), to introduce their customs into the worship of the God of Israel, and by degrees to forsake him and to worship false gods; for those that dare violate the second commandment will not long keep to the first.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • The first picture by his hand that was seen at Bologna was a S. Rocco of great size in the Chapel of the Monsignori in S. Petronio; to which he gave a marvellous aspect, making him very beautiful in every part, and conceiving him as somewhat relieved from the pain that the plague-sore in the thigh gave him, which he shows by looking with uplifted head towards Heaven in the act of thanking God, as good men do in spite of the adversities that fall upon them.

    Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects Vol. 05 ( of 10) Andrea da Fiesole to Lorenzo Lotto


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