afflicting event

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  • My heart is much affected in having to commence my journal on a foreign shore by recording such an afflicting event. Cited from Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel,John Yeardley
  • His drawings of horses were the delight of his family; and when his favourite hunter died he wrote a graceful elegy on the afflicting event. Cited from The Life of Froude, by Herbert Paul
  • This afflicting event took place this day at the Executive Mansion, in this city, at thirty minutes before 1 o'clock in the morning. Cited from Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Harrison, by James D. Richardson
  • This afflicting event took place on the 9th instant at the Executive Mansion in this city, at thirty minutes after 10 o'clock in the evening. Cited from A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume V, Pa
  • Such was the effect of his Lordship's illness on the public mind, that all classes had forgotten their usual recreations of Easter, even before the afflicting event was apprehended. Cited from Life of Lord Byron, With his Letters and Journals, Vol. 6, ed. by Moore
  • All through life he was on the ragged edge financially, and in his latter years he was for the first time relieved from pressing obligations by an afflicting event -- the death of his only son, who was a surgeon in Washington's army. Cited from Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen, by Elbert Hubbard
  • When Tommy fell ill of the scarlet fever, which afflicting event occurred presently after the above dispute, his own nurse, Sarah, could not have been more tender, watchful, and affectionate than his stepmother showed herself to be. Cited from The Newcomes, by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • In the expression of individual regret at this afflicting event the Executive Departments of the Government will be careful to manifest every observance of honor which custom has established as appropriate to the memory of one so eminent as a public functionary and so distinguished as a citizen. Cited from A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume V, Pa
  • In consequence of this afflicting event the President directs that the Executive Departments of the Government will be careful to manifest every observance of honor which custom has established as appropriate to the memory of one so eminent as a public functionary and so distinguished as a citizen. Cited from Messages and Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Ed. by James D. Richardson