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  • 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
  • But he had turned his eyes away, and the sound of her voice was even more afflicting than the sight of her face. Cited from The Christian, by Hall Caine
  • The fear of ceasing to exist, is it more afflicting than the thought of having not always been? Cited from Superstition In All Ages (1732), by Jean Meslier
  • Sure there can be nothing more afflicting than to think it had been happier for his Son to have been born of any other Man living than himself. Cited from The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
  • Amidst this life no calamity is more afflicting than that, whether fortunate or not, the mind is equally disquieted. Cited from Persian Literature, V2, The Shah Nameh, Rubaiyat, Divan, Gulistan
  • Is there anything more afflicting than to see public and individual welfare depend upon a futile science, which is void of principles, which has no standing ground but imagination, and which presents to the mind but words void of sense? Cited from Superstition In All Ages (1732), by Jean Meslier
  • She loved me as her father; nor was Mrs. Villars less valued by her; while to me she became so dear, that her loss was little less afflicting than that which I have since sustained of Mrs. Villars herself. Cited from Evelina, by Fanny Burney