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A plague of locusts has completely destroyed all the vegetation over thousands of miles of landInternational observers are fearing a cholera plague may break out, given the poor sanitary conditions, and the number of people weakened or dead of starvation.

A plague of locusts has completely destroyed all the vegetation over thousands of miles of land.

The team's popular captain has been plagued by knee injuries for most of the season.

Diseases such as smallpox, typhus, and the plague killed millions of people in the days before vaccines were developed.

There has been a plague of gang-related murders in the city in recent months.

Television is a plague which has resulted in vast numbers of our population becoming lazy and fat through inactivity.

The corruption scandal has plagued this government for months.

The new leader of the party is being plagued by accusations that he is weak and indecisive.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, the wine industry was plagued with bad corks, which gave many wines a moldy, damp-basement smell and taste.

The bubonic plague was called the Black Death because of the black spots that appeared on the bodies of its victims.

Of the more than 2,400 known species and subspecies of fleas, only about 120 can transmit plague.

It is estimated that during the height of the Plague years, between 1344 to 1353, as many as 20 million people in Europe died as a result of the disease.

Henry Fielding once said that if you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.

George Moore once stated that the world is dying of machinery; that is the great disease, that is the plague that will sweep away and destroy civilization; man will have to rise against it sooner or later.

There is a Dutch proverb which states that when it is God's will to plague a man, a mouse can bite him to death.

There is a Turkish proverb which observes that a stupid friend is a greater plague than a wise enemy.

Inflation has plagued the economy for years, and the government seems powerless to stop it.

North American society is being plagued by a war on drugs that is not working, and that is simply criminalizing a sizeable portion of our society.

The nation of Colombia is plagued by rural and urban violence, which claimed more than 200,000 lives between 1948 and 1958.

Economic decline and government corruption plagued the nation of Zaire in the 1980s and 90s.

Oil is the source of many of the battles plaguing the Middle East.

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