Example sentences for: pestilence

How can you use “pestilence” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The exact casualty figure will never be known, but it is estimated that 5,000 died immediately and between 40,000 and 60,000 perished as a result of secondary injuries and the ensuing famine and pestilence.

  • It's the kind of high-low juxtaposition--of reference, of language, of moral importance--that Woody Allen executes so wonderfully, such as in this excerpt from "The Scrolls": "Whosoever shall not fall by the sword or by famine shall fall by pestilence, so why bother shaving?"

  • He left behind him famine and pestilence.

  • The Greek myth of Pandora's box is one that most of us recall vaguely: though Pandora was told not to open that box, of course she did--at which point all manner of evils flew out, making our world one of pestilence, famine, death, and destruction.

  • Everyone knows black flies, the pestilence of May taking away the pleasures of the merry month, because, as the fellow said with merry understatement, when black flies bite, they do attract your attention.

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