Scourge in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Scourge

a persistent pest, illness, or source of trouble

Examples of Scourge in a sentence

For several years, the drug violence in the border city was such a scourge on the population that it was named the murder capital of the world.  🔊

From AIDS, to cancer, to Alzheimer’s, medical research is always trying to find a cure for the latest scourge on human health.  🔊

Although I love to see the butterflies fluttering around my flowers, the caterpillars that they come from are a scourge on my garden.  🔊

Although the scourge of crime in the neighborhood continues to get worse, most of the residents are older people who can’t afford to move.  🔊

Because Owen is obsessed about his computer crashing because of a virus, Trojan horse, wormhole, or some other scourge, he has invested in more than one security program.  🔊

The Odyssey is an epic poem that tells of the trials of Odysseus as he tries to survive one scourge after another on his ten-year journey at sea.  🔊

From the way that Ali was ranting about how men were the scourge of the universe, I guessed that she must have broken up with her latest boyfriend.  🔊

Montezuma’s Revenge is the quaint nickname for the intestinal scourge that many travelers suffer after they drink the water in some Latin countries.  🔊

Cameron would always look back on this winter and remember the scourge of blizzards and ice storms that kept him a virtual prisoner in his own home.  🔊

Many science fiction and horror movies introduce some terrifying mutant creature who becomes the scourge of the city and threatens to destroy at least one romance.  🔊

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