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pestilence
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
widespread disease (usually severe); or any severely harmful or evil influence that is hard to get rid of
  • It is a very justifiable cause of a war, to invade a country after the people have been wasted by famine, destroyed by pestilence, or embroiled by factions among themselves.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (33% in)

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