Pestilence

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Historical ContextPlay
Pestilence often refers to diseases from past centuries like the Black Death. SlideHistory books recount the pestilence that wiped out millions in Europe.
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Severity and UrgencyPlay
Using pestilence suggests a situation is severe and a threat to life. SlideHealth workers fought to contain the pestilence ravaging the country.
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Literary DramatizationPlay
In literature, pestilence can symbolize overwhelming and inescapable danger. SlideThe novel's hero faced a land brought to ruin by war and pestilence.