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Sentence count:70+1 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2017-01-18Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: beatfloglashspankthrashwhipSimilar words: urgepurgesurgeburgerurgentsurgeonsurgeryurgencyMeaning: [skɜrdʒ /skɜːdʒ]  n. 1. a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor) 2. something causes misery or death 3. a person who inspires fear or dread. v. 1. punish severely; excoriate 2. whip 3. devastate or ravage. 
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1 The cruel captain used a scourge on his disobedient sailor.
2 After the scourge of war came the scourge of disease.
3 Inflation was the scourge of the 1970s.
4 The new boss was the scourge of the inefficient.
5 Pirates are once again the scourge of the China Sea.
6 Aids has been described as the scourge of the modern world.
7 Gun violence is the scourge of my daughter's generation.
8 The scourge of firedamp explosions caused by the miners' lights should have dwindled to nothing after the lamp came into use.
9 He had been its implacable scourge, its unbending critic,( preaching and practising austerity and revenge.
10 In suburbia, however, the scourge of the skips tends to descend on the public highway in spring and summer.
11 Sustained international terror has been a scourge on civilized society for the past quarter-century.
12 Central heating can be as serious a scourge to fine old books as it is to fine old furniture.
13 Its only scourge - heavy lorries - rumbling through its streets[], polluting the environment and damaging historic buildings.
14 The scourge had abated, but psychological damage had been done, which was not so readily repaired.
15 The weather was like a scourge, the land could kill you.
16 The scourge of unemployment was added to that of rampant inflation.
17 Far from the BSE scourge easing, exactly the contrary is happening.
18 The claims that folic acid can end this scourge may be premature.
19 Fixed a terrain glitch near the Scourge Secret Shop.
20 Drugs are a scourge that is devastating our society.
21 If you can rid our monastery of this scourge, that would be a great happiness for us!
22 A night to bring any man to contemplate the dogged scourge of Lady Fortune's whip with a jaundiced eye.
23 The harpies from Paris running the road houses which must inevitably multiply will be a worse scourge than the mosquitoes.
24 Since ancient times, the rowan tree has been considered a scourge to witches.
25 Even less money would be needed to counter river blindness, which is still the scourge of millions.
26 I just repeated the story about my speech on the scourge of gangsterism.
27 Some of my best friends have been taken by that scourge.
28 Not even the farmers-right now fighting for their very survival-have escaped the scourge of the climate change levy.
29 As an extreme example of the Breakthrough Phenomenon, the scourge of hi-jacking is quite fascinating.
30 These were the first long voyages that were not marked by the scourge of scurvy.
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