afflict

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  • The afflicted individual will then believe the house was red despite their recollection of it being white.
  • No matter, let him rail; does the loss afflict you, sir? Cited from The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 2 (of 18), ed. by Walter Scott
  • With the rising of the sun the need of sleep began to afflict him. Cited from The Fur Bringers, by Hulbert Footner
  • He later had to send soldiers to the afflicted area to restore order.
  • And if you do well, what can afflict me? Cited from Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, by Alban Butler
  • Then he raised his eyes to heaven, and breathed several times over the afflicted ones.
  • He then gave me a letter from my friend the Commander which indeed was truly afflicting. Cited from The Journey to the Polar Sea, by John Franklin
  • But thou hast moved me against him, that I should afflict him without cause. Cited from The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Job Book 20
  • If my heart could have been broken, it would have been so years ago, and by events more afflicting than these. Cited from Life of Lord Byron, With His Letters and Journals, Vol. 3, ed. by Moore
  • Regarding the question of age you have mentioned, I am afflicted with the same problem as you.
  • Villa ended up spending most of the fight using one hand to protect his afflicted face.
  • Certainly where He sees fit to afflict, He gives strength to bear up! Cited from Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843, Queen Victoria
  • He departed, therefore, and asked leave of the Lord that he might afflict my body. Cited from Old Testament Legends, by M. R. James
  • By looking back we can discover when certain diseases first appeared and began to afflict humans.
  • And in the time we are occupied with, all are afflicting her. Cited from Val d'Arno, by John Ruskin
  • What strange afflicting news is this you tell us? Cited from The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 2 (of 18), ed. by Walter Scott
  • I did not afflict myself very much, nor pretend to do so. Cited from Entire PG Edition of William Dean Howells
  • They had a ten year old daughter they claimed was being afflicted by Howe.
  • Thou hast prepared a table before me against them that afflict me. Cited from The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Psalms Book 21
  • Would ye that he should afflict others, to show unto thee a sign? Cited from The Book of Mormon
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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