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pestilence
used in Selected Tales by Poe

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widespread disease (usually severe); or any severely harmful or evil influence that is hard to get rid of
  • I did not, for some weeks, strike, or otherwise violently ill use it; but gradually—very gradually—I came to look upon it with unutterable loathing, and to flee silently from its odious presence, as from the breath of a pestilence.
    2 — The Black Cat (54% in)

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