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Flogging vs. Scourge

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Floggingnoun

Infliction of punishment by dealing blows or whipping.

‘What lawbreakers like that need is a good flogging. Do that and watch the crime rate plummet.’;

Scourgenoun

A source of persistent trouble such as pestilence that causes pain and suffering or widespread destruction.

‘Graffiti is the scourge of building owners everywhere.’;

Floggingadjective

from Flog, v. t.

Scourgenoun

A means to inflict such pain or destruction.

Floggingnoun

beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

Scourgenoun

A whip, often of leather.

‘He flogged him with a scourge.’;

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Scourgeverb

To strike with a scourge; to flog.

Scourgenoun

A lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip.

‘Up to coach then goesThe observed maid, takes both the scourge and reins.’;

Scourgenoun

Hence, a means of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment.

‘Sharp scourges of adversity.’; ‘What scourge for perjuryCan this dark monarchy afford false Clarence?’;

Scourgeverb

To whip severely; to lash.

‘Is it lawful for you to scourge a . . . Roman?’;

Scourgeverb

To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction.

‘Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.’;

Scourgeverb

To harass or afflict severely.

‘To scourge and impoverish the people.’;

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Scourgenoun

a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

Scourgenoun

something causes misery or death;

‘the bane of my life’;

Scourgenoun

a person who inspires fear or dread;

‘he was the terror of the neighborhood’;

Scourgeverb

punish severely; excoriate

Scourgeverb

whip;

‘The religious fanatics flagellated themselves’;

Scourgeverb

devastate or ravage;

‘The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion’;

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Scourge

A scourge is a whip or lash, especially a multi-thong type, used to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification. It is usually made of leather.

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