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How to use pestiferous in a sentence

I shall again breathe the pestiferous air of St. Stephen's Chappel.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
No vegetables except moss and toadstool-like productions could exist in that airless and pestiferous region.
IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
The air, too, was close and pestiferous, as if all the foul vapours had been forced up from the inward recesses of the hold.
HURRICANE HURRYW.H.G. KINGSTON
The carpet bagger when not fighting the pestiferous vermin in the Chickahominy swamps was pilfering.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
It is a region of stagnant waters, pestiferous exhalations, decrepit men, famished animals.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
One day when Little Teacher had given him a verbose definition of the word “pestiferous,” David looked at her comprehendingly.
DAVID DUNNEBELLE KANARIS MANIATES
Meat spoiled in a few hours in the fetid and pestiferous air, and turned black.
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
I seriously doubt if one has ever yet lived many days at a time devoid of the companionship of these pestiferous little creatures.
CRUISINGS IN THE CASCADESGEORGE O. SHIELDS
From 1700 until 1760 this nefarious and pestiferous traffic greatly increased.
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
We have no right to make our bodies pestiferous hospitals to bear about the seeds of disease, weakness, and misery.
AIMS AND AIDS FOR GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMENGEORGE SUMNER WEAVER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PESTIFEROUS

  • baneful
  • contagious
  • contaminating
  • corrupting
  • deadly
  • deleterious
  • destructive
  • detrimental
  • diseased
  • evil
  • fatal
  • harmful
  • infectious
  • injurious
  • lethal
  • mortal
  • noxious
  • pernicious
  • pestiferous
  • pestilential
  • ruinous
  • troublesome
  • vicious
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