Settling over wilderness areas everywhere, like a deadly fog, is the scourge of our time: global warming.
“Boys used to be a scourge on middle school girls, snapping their bras and things like that,” said Thompson.
“The scourge of enterprise IT departments” is how Mann referred to current attitudes about Dropbox.
Peterson said Ticketmaster does all it can to battle this scourge.
To the modern right, the labor movement was the scourge of America when it had real power.
When the scourge had spent its force, it was found that more than 2,000 had died of it.
And there is much to be done and to be said, but take my word for it: This scourge will stop.
As the Mahometan religion has always been a scourge and a curse, you would naturally suppose its founder was a bad man.
A company came on board the scourge, and they filled us chock-a-block.
Feeling she must have, and courage, or she would never have dared to have ridded herself of the scourge of her life.
c.1200, "a whip, lash," from Anglo-French escorge, back-formation from Old French escorgier "to whip," from Vulgar Latin *excorrigiare, from Latin ex- "out, off" (see ex-) + corrigia "thong, shoelace," in this case "whip," probably from a Gaulish word related to Old Irish cuimrech "fetter," from PIE root *reig- "to bind" (see rig (v.)). Figurative use from late 14c. Scourge of God, title given by later generations to Attila the Hun (406-453 C.E.), is attested from late 14c., from Latin flagellum Dei.
c.1300, "to whip," from Old French escorgier and from scourge (n.). Figurative meaning "to afflict" (often for the sake of punishment or purification) is from late 14c. Related: Scourged; scourging.