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pestilence (ˈpɛstɪləns Pronunciation for pestilence



    1. any epidemic outbreak of a deadly and highly infectious disease, such as the plague
    2. such a disease
  1. an evil influence or idea

Example Sentences Including 'pestilence'

Through fire, famine and pestilence they are the only ones always in profit.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
What pestilence or war or evil deed of the Enemy had so blasted all that region even Aragorn could not tell.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
`I'll persevere with anything that might rid me of this pestilence.
Hilton, John Buxton The Innocents at Home (A Superintendent Kenworthy novel)


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