plague (n.)
calamity, affliction, scourge
KJ III.iv.60[Constance to Cardinal Pandulph] too well I feel / The different plague of each calamity
KL I.ii.3[Edmund alone] Wherefore should I / Stand in the plague of custom
KL IV.i.46[Gloucester to Old Man] 'Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind
KL IV.i.63[Gloucester to Edgar as Poor Tom] thou whom the heavens' plagues / Have humbled to all strokes
R2 V.iii.3[King Henry to all, of his son] If any plague hang over us, 'tis he
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