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pestilence
used in Jane Eyre

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widespread disease (usually severe); or any severely harmful or evil influence that is hard to get rid of
  • 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.
    Chapter 9 (16% in)

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