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The distrust this woman voiced will plague this city long after the news cameras stop rolling. The Sun (2014)The plague quickly claims its first victims. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)There will be so much litter in the streets that rats and plague are sure to follow. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This country has been plagued by corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet it still plagues many of our inner cities. The Sun (2010)Another could see a plague of rats or giant insects unleashed on the telly camp. The Sun (2007)We are still plagued by them today. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The rodent plague has been caused by the many tourists who visit the place on account of its legendary status. The Sun (2012)This is the great unspeakable plague of our medically privileged times: dying from the inside out. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Which would cause global economic collapse, a humanitarian catastrophe and many plagues. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The rodents are known to carry 40 diseases including plague. The Sun (2010)So too did disease, notably plague. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A palpable hit or a cultural binge that brings down a plague on both their houses? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Poverty and disease plague millions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The plague, smallpox, and countless diseases we call minor today had no cures. Christianity Today (2000)In the cities unemployment was halved, attendance at school and college nearly doubled; cholera and plagues had been brought under control. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)A piece of musical theatre about the great plague of London, of course. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: plague VERB
If you are plagued by unpleasant things, they continually cause you a lot of trouble or suffering.
She was plagued by weakness, fatigue, and dizziness.
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