What does the word scourge mean?

Usage examples for scourge

  1. He will be the scourge of the Yankee army. – Raiding with Morgan by Byron A. Dunn
  2. Away with that Hebrew dog and scourge him! – Moon of Israel by 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 by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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