01. International observers are fearing a cholera [plague] may break out, given the poor sanitary conditions, and the number of people weakened or dead of starvation.
02. A [plague] of locusts has completely destroyed all the vegetation over thousands of miles of land.
03. The team's popular captain has been [plagued] by knee injuries for most of the season.
04. Diseases such as smallpox, typhus, and the [plague] killed millions of people in the days before vaccines were developed.
05. There has been a [plague] of gang-related murders in the city in recent months.
06. Television is a [plague] which has resulted in vast numbers of our population becoming lazy and fat through inactivity.
07. The corruption scandal has [plagued] this government for months.
08. The new leader of the party is being [plagued] by accusations that he is weak and indecisive.
09. In the 1980s and early 1990s, the wine industry was [plagued] with bad corks, which gave many wines a moldy, damp-basement smell and taste.
10. The bubonic [plague] was called the "Black Death" because of the black spots that appeared on the bodies of its victims.
11. Of the more than 2,400 known species and subspecies of fleas, only about 120 can transmit [plague].
12. It is estimated that during the height of the [Plague] years, between 1344 to 1353, as many as 20 million people in Europe died as a result of the disease.
13. Henry Fielding once said that if you make money your god, it will [plague] you like the devil.
14. George Moore once stated that the world is dying of machinery; that is the great disease, that is the [plague] that will sweep away and destroy civilization; man will have to rise against it sooner or later.
15. There is a Dutch proverb which states that when it is God's will to [plague] a man, a mouse can bite him to death.
16. There is a Turkish proverb which observes that a stupid friend is a greater [plague] than a wise enemy.
17. Inflation has [plagued] the economy for years, and the government seems powerless to stop it.
18. North American society is being [plagued] by a war on drugs that is not working, and that is simply criminalizing a sizeable portion of our society.
19. The nation of Colombia is [plagued] by rural and urban violence, which claimed more than 200,000 lives between 1948 and 1958.
20. Economic decline and government corruption [plagued] the nation of Zaire in the 1980s and 90s.
21. Oil is the source of many of the battles [plaguing] the Middle East.

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