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  • noun Plural form of scourge.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scourge.

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Examples

  • For the next three years, an unremitting cycle of drought and freezing temperatures brought about a catastrophic situation for the Nahuas, as they endured the twin scourges of hunger and sickness. 3 But information about the health of pre-Colombians is still too meager to even speculate on what diseases would have periodically reached epidemic levels.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • They did not like to see Roman soldiers whipping people with long leather whips called scourges, into which bits of glass and lead and iron were fastened to make them bite more deeply into some poor Jew's back.

    The King Nobody Wanted

  • That which leadeth a man, with Paul and Silas, to sing psalms in the stocks, in prison, and in scourges, that is a strong faith.

    The Tryal & Triumph of Faith: or An Exposition of the History of Christs dispossessing of the daughter of the woman of Canaan.

  • Traditional 'scourges' of pestilence, hunger and disease are increasingly giving way to healthier and more responsible lifestyles.

    Jim Selman: Why This Is the Best Time to Be Alive

  • Yes, we are often called to suffer, but we oughtn't suffer through intentional severe fasts, or self-inflicted "scourges".

    Adoro te Devote

  • This coming decade can be the one in which a million new health leaders from the thousands of villages across Africa take their futures in their own hands, and help to create societies free of the killer scourges of AIDS, TB, malaria, and deaths in childbirth.

    Jeffrey Sachs: How Communities Can End AIDS

  • "People around the world are dying of illnesses that should have been eliminated hundreds of years ago," Nighy said, noting that a new Wall Street tax could help raise the money required to stop those scourges.

    Sarah Anderson: Gates Backs the Wall Street Tax at the G20 Summit

  • "People around the world are dying of illnesses that should have been eliminated hundreds of years ago," Nighy said, noting that a new Wall Street tax could help raise the money required to stop those scourges.

    Sarah Anderson: Gates Backs the Wall Street Tax at the G20 Summit

  • This coming decade can be the one in which a million new health leaders from the thousands of villages across Africa take their futures in their own hands, and help to create societies free of the killer scourges of AIDS, TB, malaria, and deaths in childbirth.

    Jeffrey Sachs: How Communities Can End AIDS

  • This coming decade can be the one in which a million new health leaders from the thousands of villages across Africa take their futures in their own hands, and help to create societies free of the killer scourges of AIDS, TB, malaria, and deaths in childbirth.

    Jeffrey Sachs: How Communities Can End AIDS

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