Should we stay where we are amid a pestilence?
War and pestilence have marked history down the ages.
“These things written before are the causes of pestilence.
Famine is riding alongside pestilence, on the tail of war.
He reveals that he, too, was a victim of “the pestilence.”
The second section of the essay is on the “causes of pestilence.”
But the famine and pestilence raging in Italy in that year compelled the Huns to leave without crossing the Apennines.
Mariella talks to Maggie O'Farrell about Hamnet, her new novel exploring William Shakespeare's family in a time of pestilence.
Disregarding what is fabulous, we may take these narratives to establish the fact that a swift and fatal pestilence did break out among the Danes in Kent.
According to a vague entry in Hall’s chronicle the year 1522 was in like manner, “not without pestilence nor death,” which may refer to the gaol fever at Cambridge.
When Death comes for him, the crusader proposes a game of chess in order to eke out enough time to commit one act—any act—that might bring meaning amid the pestilence.
“Had I a clerk that could write, I would cast him a bill That he send me under his seal a salve for the pestilence, And that his blessing and his bulls botches might destroy.
In “The Fatal Eggs”, a little-known novella by Mikhail Bulgakov, a pestilence spawned by the professor’s zoological research threatens not just his marriage, but civilisation itself.
Here the problem is to distinguish the effects of external factors, such as temperature, rainfall, and pestilence, from those of endogenous factors, such as changes in prices and inputs.
There still remains, before we come to famine-sickness as the common type of pestilence in medieval England, to discover from the records any evidence of pestilence due to war and invasion.
A series of regional traumas—including pestilence, warfare, social upheaval, and the Arab Muslim assault of the 630s—marked its cultural and institutional transformation from the Eastern Roman Empire to the Byzantine Empire.
With Australia slowly opening up again as coronavirus restrictions ease, with beleaguered businesses desperately in need of the tourist dollar after nine months of fire and pestilence, and after so much time at home, I’m longing to discover this country again.
That forest-dell, where Lowood lay, was the cradle of fog and fog-bred pestilence; which, quickening with the quickening spring, crept into the Orphan Asylum, breathed typhus through its crowded schoolroom and dormitory, and, ere May arrived, transformed the seminary into an hospital.
The Australian government’s adjustments to the JobKeeper program this week, extending wage subsidies into next year but curtailing the amounts, signals that officials have begun to recognize what it took the residents of Oran a long time to accept — that pestilence requires endurance.
Going to find a barefoot brother out, One of our order, to associate me, Here in this city visiting the sick, And finding him, the searchers of the town, Suspecting that we both were in a house Where the infectious pestilence did reign, Sealed up the doors and would not let us forth, So that my speed to Mantua there was stayed.
- a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
- any epidemic disease with a high death rate
- a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of
Example: racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation
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Going to find a barefoot brother out One of our order to associate me Here in this city visiting the sick And finding him the searchers of the town Suspecting that we both were in a house Where the infectious pestilence did reign Sealed up the doors and would not let us forth So that my speed to Mantua there was stayed