She would have been out holiday-making (as I settled it) but for the pestilent rain.
The pestilent coxcomb has his uses, and his uses, like adversity's, are sweet.
But how was this pestilent young cub of an Englishman to be got rid of?
Is it pestilent Machiuilian pollicie that thou hast studied?
Then he was liable to be seized and put to death as a pestilent heretic.