The prevalent famine and distress are due to Yahweh's indignation at such remissness.
Half the population of his planet had been decimated by famine and war.
There was a great famine in Rome.
They are not distinct buckets but rather broad characterizations: actual famine, weaponized famine, and structural famine.
But Clive was followed by two inefficient successors; and in 1770 occurred the most terrible Indian famine on record, which is credibly estimated to have swept away one-third of the population.
The inhabitants are totally ruined, the hospitals overflow with sick, and famine is everywhere.
The expenditure on relief alone was about a million sterling; and the total cost of the famine, including loss of revenue, amounted to nearly twice that amount.
A famine had begun to rage.
Structural famine exists when enough food is technically on hand or able to be imported, but some portion of the population is economically separated from it.
The Central Provinces were stricken by another famine, yet more severe and widespread, caused by the complete failure of the rains in 1899.
Famine forced the burghers to partial obedience, and Frederick held a victorious diet at Roncaglia.
During the decade 1891-1901 the Central Provinces suffered from famine more severely than any other part of India.
The Genoese in their turn were now blockaded in Chioggia, and forced by famine to surrender.
Epidemics of cholera, which occurred during the years of scarcity and famine, also swept away large numbers.
The famine of 1899-1900 was severely felt.
Some methods and technologies that show promise to end famine are controversial.
Desertion, pestilence and famine added to the usual horrors of a siege, and at length on the ninth day of the fourth month 586, a breach was made in the walls.
This seems to be in part due to a difference in numeration, but the state suffered heavily from famine in 1896-1897 and 1899-1900.
In the Orissa famine of 1866 more than one-third of the population of Puri is said to have perished.
The answer begins with a promise of deliverance from famine, and of fruitful seasons compensating for the ravages of the locusts.
In 1813 it was ravaged by a famine and pestilence, which destroyed a great proportion of its inhabitants, - according to some accounts, nearly one-half.
In 1900 over one million tons of rice were shipped to India during the famine there.
Although there was cultural opposition in India to Borlaug's methods and seeds, the famine was so bad by 1965 that the government stepped in and urged the project forward.
A large public park, opened in 1866, was laid out as a relief work for unemployed operatives during the cotton famine of the earlier part of the decade.
He also made himself very popular in Paris by his large gifts to the poor in time of famine, and by throwing open the gardens of the Palais Royal to the people.
When this happens there is great suffering from famine, for wheat is the crop upon which the people principally depend, though rye, buckwheat and oats are also cultivated.
Famine, the avarice of the rich, and the necessity of providing tribute had brought the humbler classes to the lowest straits.
The famine was perhaps interpreted by the Zealots as a punishment for their acquiescence in the rule of an apostate.
Famine and pestilence at home drove men to emigrate hopefully to the golden East.
The chief exports are raw cotton, rice, wheat, oil-seeds, hides and lac. The exports of wheat are liable to extreme fluctuations, especially during famine periods.
The complete failure of the rain in the autumn of 1896 caused scarcity to develop suddenly into famine, which lasted until the end of 1897.
During the three years 1899-1902 the total expenditure on famine relief amounted to about four millions sterling.
Weaponized famine occurs when hunger itself is used to gain a political or military end.
Four of the problems I address in this book—ignorance, disease, famine, and poverty—are purely technical problems.
I am also a historian with a full understanding of how poverty, disease, ignorance, famine, and war have dominated life on this planet.