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Definition of "scourges" [scourges]

  • Plural form of scourge. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scourge. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "scourges" in a sentence
  • "For the next three years, an unremitting cycle of drought and freezing temperatures brought about a catastrophic situation for the Nahuas, as they endured the twin scourges of hunger and sickness. 3 But information about the health of pre-Colombians is still too meager to even speculate on what diseases would have periodically reached epidemic levels."
  • "They did not like to see Roman soldiers whipping people with long leather whips called scourges, into which bits of glass and lead and iron were fastened to make them bite more deeply into some poor Jew's back."
  • "That which leadeth a man, with Paul and Silas, to sing psalms in the stocks, in prison, and in scourges, that is a strong faith."