Sentence Examples

  • The town suffered not only from war but from pestilence, 2700 of its inhabitants perishing in 1710-1711.
  • It is estimated in various parts of Europe at two-thirds or three-fourths of the population in the first pestilence, in England even higher; but some countries were much less severely affected.
  • The nature of this pestilence has been a matter of much controversy, and some have doubted its being truly the plague.
  • Pestilence broke out in his army, which was so wasted as to be incapable of further operations in Italy.
  • Desertion, pestilence and famine added to the usual horrors of a siege, and at length on the ninth day of the fourth month 586, a breach was made in the walls.

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