scourge

Part of speech: verb

To lash.

Part of speech: noun

A whip; hence, severe punishment.

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Usage examples "scourge":

  1. He will be the scourge of the Yankee army. - "Raiding with Morgan", Byron A. Dunn.
  2. Away with that Hebrew dog and scourge him! - "Moon of Israel", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. She suggested that he make a scourge with claws or knotted cords so that he would be sure to feel what he was doing to himself, and when the Duchess offered to bring him such a scourge in the morning, he had to promise to accept it. - "The Story of Don Quixote", Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.