pestilential


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The poor lunatic, it seems probable, had cherished a delusion that his haughty mistress sat in state, unharmed herself by the pestilential influence, which, as by enchantment, she scattered round about her.
I am simply going to take you up above these clouds that are now deluging us, and remove you from this pestilential atmosphere.
Now, if we had been compelled to go afoot over that drenched soil," said he, "we should still be dragging along in a pestilential mire.
She remained a perfect woman all along her full tale of years, and not as some of them do become - a sort of slippery, pestilential old man in petticoats.
Burns that photograph explained why the unloaded ship had kept sweltering at anchor for three weeks in a pestilential hot harbour with- out air.
And this horrible problem was only an extrane- ous episode, a mere complication in the general problem of how to get that ship--which was mine with her appurtenances and her men, with her body and her spirit now slumbering in that pestilential river--how to get her out to sea.
It was like harbouring a pestilential disease that would not perhaps take your life, but would take from you all that made life worth living--a subtle pest that would convert earth into a hell.
Colin, becomes the voice of reason in this pestilential landscape, a "spiritual landscape [which] has but one tone: black," according to Torre (76).
There's the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs-- All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs-- All children who are up in dates, and floor you with 'em flat-- All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like that-- And all third persons who on spoiling tete-a-tetes insist-- They'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be missed
But wouldn't we all be as pestilential if, born in ungoverned hell-holes, we imagined Britain an Eden where our every need would be met?
They believe that in case of partial decay, which is highly probable, cow dung will be more pestilential and may contaminate soil.
To make his case, he points to the unbalanced ecosystems of the eastern woodlands, where deer populations have reached pestilential proportions.