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  • n. Plural form of plague.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of plague.

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Examples

  • It seems to me the worst of all the plagues is the slug, the snail without a shell.

    An Island Garden

  • Rain plagues Tigers 'pitching: Rotation up in air after postponement Drizzle pounds Busch turf: Downpour would have been better Audio: Bob Nightengale on Game 4 rainout, plus ex-Cardinal catcher Tim McCarver, Hall of Fame president Dale Petroskey

    Cards rookie makes fashion and pitching statement

  • That we may be able to look at the world and people around us not with the judging eyes to find "plagues" - but to accept the "signs and wonders" all around us.

    YUTOPIA

  • Then there were the various diseases termed plagues with famine sometimes added, while war, emigration, and religious celibacy all counteracted the excessive fecundity, so that from the thirteenth century to the third quarter of the eighteenth the population seems to have been stationary, about twenty-two millions.

    On Life and Sex: Essays of Love and Virtue

  • Aaron, and by means of the various scourges known as the plagues of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • And turning again to face the ship, and holding up both arms to Heaven -- like a prophet calling plagues upon a wicked city -- he called out to Pendragon in a piercing and terrible voice, that he at least was yet living, that he would go on living, that he would live for ever; and that generation after generation the house of

    The Wisdom of Father Brown

  • Then there were the various diseases termed plagues, with famine sometimes added, while war, emigration, and religious celibacy all counteracted the excessive fecundity, so that from the thirteenth century to the third quarter of the eighteenth the population seems to have been stationary, about twenty-two millions.

    Little Essays of Love and Virtue

  • Roquefort and Farges were attacked by strange and hitherto unknown diseases, recalling the plagues sent by God on the peoples whom He desired to punish in bygone ages.

    Massacres of the South (1551-1815) Celebrated Crimes

  • Each of these disasters, called plagues, was a direct strike at part of the Egyptian religious system and everything

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Marr believes the plagues were a series of natural disasters and diseases triggered by a bloom of water-borne organisms called dinoflagellates.

    Slate Magazine

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