afflict

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  • How long do you afflict my soul, and break me in pieces with words? Cited from The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Job Book 20
  • He was afflicted with heart disease for the last four years of his life.
  • After afflicting him in this way for a good while they placed him in prison. Cited from Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6), by Cassius Dio
  • She could have no joy but to afflict herself; and where else would she go? Cited from Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot
  • Economic hard times afflicted the city for a few years until the oil business returned to expansion.
  • However, he was afflicted by injury soon after, and was out for over three months.
  • The body they may afflict, but the mind is beyond their power. Cited from Indian Nullification, by William Apes
  • It afflicts the native, too, when he goes to a town where he is not known. Cited from The Making of an American, by Jacob A. Riis
  • And to afflict him she began, and then His strength became like that of other men. Cited from The Works of John Bunyan Volume 2, by John Bunyan
  • Is the fear of an end more afflicting, than that of having had a beginning! Cited from Good Sense, by Baron D'Holbach
  • How am I to test myself as to whether his purpose in afflicting me has been accomplished? Cited from Making the Most of Life, by J. R. Miller
  • So then at last she spoke her mind, and asked him how he could lower himself so, and afflict her. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866, by Various
  • Child labour remains one of the major problems afflicting Pakistan and its children.
  • What had she had last night to afflict her so? Cited from The Reign of Greed, by Jose Rizal
  • When the afflicting narrative was closed, the young man entered on his own. Cited from World's Best Literature, Ancient & Modern, Vol. 4, by C. D. Warner
  • Another piece of intelligence was certainly to be expected, but now it has come afflicts us much. Cited from The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, by Walter Scott
  • Notice the afflicted left eye faces straight and up, rather than following the right eye to the right.
  • Through all the years, he had not ceased to afflict himself with such thoughts as these. Cited from The Golden Shoemaker, by J. W. Keyworth
  • Afflicting however as they were, they were of great use in the promotion of our cause. Cited from Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament, Clarkson
  • Is it not afflicting for us to meet war after war? Cited from Dio's Rome, Volume V., Books 61-76 (A.D. 54-211), by Cassius Dio
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Meaning of afflict

  • verb Cause great unhappiness for; distress
    she was afflicted by the death of her parents
  • verb Cause physical pain or suffering in
    afflict with the plague