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Noun
Plural for a cause of great distress or misfortune
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“This scourge can be countered only if terror has no hiding place.”
Noun
Plural for one who inflicts punishment vengefully
“He was a heartless scourge, and we were the first to suffer his evil touch.”
Noun
Plural for a whip used as an instrument of punishment
“Begone, or shall I be required to chastise you with the whip and the scourge once more?”
Noun
Plural for someone who oppresses another or others
Noun
Plural for a disease or illness that kills
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Plural for a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable
Noun
Plural for the punishment of being whipped
Verb
To lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument
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“He continued to scourge me even after I had collapsed onto the pier.”
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To cause or bring great destruction to
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“He will scourge the land of all who oppose him.”
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To cause great suffering or torment to
“But if you are not come to kill me, then it is that you may scourge me with your tongue.”
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To weaken someone's morale over a long period
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To injure
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To criticize (someone) for a fault or crime
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To decrease the value, character, or quality of
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