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Definitions of scourge

  1.   something causes misery or death the bane of my life
  2.   devastate or ravage The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
  3.   whip The religious fanatics flagellated themselves
  4.   a whip used to inflict punishment often used for pedantic humor
  5.   punish severely
  6.   a person who inspires fear or dread he was the terror of the neighborhood
  7.   punish severely excoriate
  8.   A lash a strap or cord especially a lash used to inflict pain or punishment an instrument of punishment or discipline a whip
  9.   Hence a means of inflicting punishment vengeance or suffering an infliction of affliction a punishment
  10.   To whip severely to lash
  11.   To punish with severity to chastise to afflict as for sins or faults and with the purpose of correction
  12.   To harass or afflict severely
  13.   A whip used to inflict punishment a means to inflict punishment or cause suffering hence severe punishment a cause of affliction as the scourge of Spanish influenza
  14.   To whip severely grieve or torment
  15.   See Plague
  16.   A whip made of leather thongs an instrument of punishment a punishment means of punishment
  17.   To whip severely to punish in order to correct
  18.   SCOURGER
  19.   A heavy whip punishment
  20.   To flog punish
  21.   To lash
  22.   A whip hence severe punishment
  23.   A whip of thongs an instrument of punishment a punishment means of affliction or punishment any continued evil or calamity
  24.   To whip severely to punish with severity to chastise to afflict greatly
  25.   A lash an instrument of punishment or discipline any severe national affliction or visitation as a famine or a plague the person or thing that afflicts
  26.   To punish with severity to lash to chastise to afflict greatly

Quotes of scourge

  1. The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be truly vanquished not only when granaries are full but also when people's basic health needs are met and women are given their rightful role in societies – Gro Harlem Brundtland
  2. I think pornography is a scourge on society – Jerry Falwell
  3. Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows to the most radical elements of society – Vito Fossella
  4. We had four years of world war which the peoples endured only because they were told that their sufferings would free humanity forever from the scourge of war – Arthur Henderson
  5. I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind – Thomas Jefferson
  6. I shall support the law for the law gentlemen is the firm and solid basis of civil society the guardian of liberty the protection of the innocent the terror of the guilty and the scourge of the wicked – Charles Lawrence
  7. Though the dungeon the scourge and the executioner be absent the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows – Lucretius
  8. War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity it destroys religion it destroys states it destroys families Any scourge is preferable to it – Martin Luther
  9. Japan is the only country in the world which suffered from the scourge of nuclear weapons – Yoshiro Mori
  10. Meth is a major problem not only in our urban areas but in most of the rural areas of Colorado No region has been immune from this scourge and it is getting larger – Ken Salazar

Usage examples for scourge

  1. This vessel was originally built for his Most Faithful Majesty and I believe was either intended as a present or a scourge to the Algerines but but she has changed owners as you see and her fortune is a little altered though how or why is a trifle with which we will not just now divert ourselves – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Scourge of the seas ” – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. At once the proof and scourge of man's fallen state – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  4. On his body he bare helmet and rings of mail and in his hand a heavy scourge of gold – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  5. It is to make lies our refuge and under falsehood to hide ourselves so that we may escape the overflowing scourge – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  6. The bad presented themselves to his mind as an obstacle as a physical scourge – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  7. “ I tell you so and take a scourge and scourge myself for it is true that in her new joy this miserable creature that I am thought of you least – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. I'm willing to ask for guidance of the Lord but I'm not willing to have you dictate to the Lord what what I must do and so whip me in line with the scourge of prayer – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. “ I'll scourge the pigeonlivered cur as long as I can stand over him – Ulysses by James Joyce
  10. You're right I'm only from Brescia and my town has bled heavily under the scourge of Venice ” – Andrea Delfin by Paul Heyse
  11. Many however fell victims to various temptations an example of which is to be seen in one who was unable to scourge himself because as he fancied his hand was held by some invisible agent – The Autobiography of St. Ignatius by Saint Ignatius Loyola
  12. “ Germany in spite of her blunders and her grossness stood forth as the scourge of cant – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  13. Nay art thou not the agent of Heaven to be the scourge of a tyrant – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  14. “ I don't believe you understood what I meant by the scourge of prayer – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  15. And I say to myself 'I am going to do the little that lies in my power to wipe from this earth that terrible scourge of war – The Debs Decision by Scott Nearing
  16. You remember the scourge of knotted cords and the holy temple – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  17. “ I do not know that the American concessionaires are driven by any such scourge – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis
  18. “ Chains were rattling fierce and stern voices uttered threats and the scourge resounded at their command – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  19. But she knew very well that she was poorly off in the gifts that were required to scourge him – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  20. War in his estimation was an inevitable necessity in the order of the world but it was an awful element in the world problem a fearful scourge a condition to be outgrown along with vice passion injustice selfishness ambition a sign that is destined to disappear as intelligence and Christianity come in – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham

Rhymes for scourge