scourge

[skˈɜːd͡ʒ], [skˈɜːd‍ʒ], [s_k_ˈɜː_dʒ]

Definitions of scourge:

  1.   To punish with severity; to lash; to chastise; to afflict greatly. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   To whip severely; grieve or torment. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   A heavy whip; punishment. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   SCOURGER. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   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. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   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. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   To whip severely; to punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict greatly. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   A whip of thongs; an instrument of punishment; a punishment; means of affliction or punishment; any continued evil or calamity. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9.   To whip severely: to punish in order to correct. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   To flog; punish. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11.   A whip made of leather thongs: an instrument of punishment: a punishment: means of punishment. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for 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. 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. “ I'll scourge the pigeonlivered cur as long as I can stand over him. ” – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. You're right, I'm only from Brescia, and my town has bled heavily under the scourge of Venice. ” – Andrea Delfin by Paul Heyse
  3. 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
  4. You remember the scourge of knotted cords and the holy temple. ” – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  5. At once the proof and scourge of man's fallen state. ” – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  6. “ I don't believe you understood what I meant by the scourge of prayer. ” – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  7. On his body he bare helmet and rings of mail and in his hand a heavy scourge of gold. ” – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  8. “ " 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
  9. “ 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
  10. 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

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