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  • The missing of an opera the first night would be more afflicting to her than the death of a child. Cited from Essays and Tales, by Joseph Addison
  • An event has happened which will, I know, be as afflicting to you as it has been to us. Cited from One of the 28th, by G. A. Henty [AKA: George Alfred Henty]
  • And what is there thou canst do that would be more afflicting to them that wish thee well? Cited from Colloquies of Erasmus, Vol. I, by Erasmus, Ed. by Rev. E. Johnson
  • I forget that they appear afflicting to those who seem in the fulness of life. Cited from The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters
  • Under any circumstances, such a situation lay open to an amount of danger that was afflicting to contemplate. Cited from Autobiographic Sketches, by Thomas de Quincey
  • The additional procrastination which this new journey will create, cannot be more afflicting to you than it is to me. Cited from Italian Letters, Vols. I and II,William Godwin
  • Is it more afflicting to him to leave the graves of his fathers than it is to our brothers and children? Cited from Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Andrew Jackson, by Richardson
  • The missing of an Opera the first Night, would be more afflicting to her than the Death of a Child. Cited from The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
  • Oh, Sir, had I not indeed cause to dread this interview?-an interview so unspeakably painful and afflicting to us both! Cited from Evelina, by Fanny Burney
  • The companionship was very dreary, and the picture grievous and most afflicting to our thoughts. Cited from Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2), by John Morley
  • In other respects the enemy are pursuing a course which threatens consequences most afflicting to humanity. Cited from Messages and Papers of the Presidents: James Madison, by Richardson
  • It is afflicting to own that our agitation and distress, instead of abating, are increased. Cited from Anna St. Ives, by Thomas Holcroft
  • His disorders were only afflicting to Francis inasmuch as related to the vast projects he unceasingly formed for the good of souls. Cited from Saint Francis of Assisi, by Candide Chalippe
  • Afflicting to us his family proved the end of his life, sorrowful to his friends; and even to foreigners and such as knew him not, matter of trouble and condolence. Cited from The Reign Of Tiberius, By Tacitus
  • If you have been made to believe that I ever did, said, or thought a thing unfriendly to your fame and feelings, you do me injury as causeless as it is afflicting to me. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 4 (of 4), ed. by T.J. Randolph
  • Yet the course of the universe is not arrested; the demise of those famous conquerors, afflicting to some few favoured slaves, was a subject of delight for the whole human race. Cited from System of Nature, Vol. 1, by Baron D'Holbach
  • Both the cause and effects of the disorder were highly afflicting to the Brother of Agnes: yet Theodore's grief was scarcely less sincere. Cited from The Monk, by Matthew Lewis
  • No arguments shall be wanting, on my part, that can alleviate so severe a misfortune; or that may comfort you under a circumstance that must be of all others most afflicting to a parent's mind. Cited from The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 3, Ed. by Warner
  • Recollections of the items and values of his invoices, afflicting to Varney's commercial spirit, threaded his consciousness only when again safe in Charlestown. Cited from The Frontiersmen, by Charles Egbert Craddock
  • Bitterly have I lamented that greatest of these quarrels, and, indeed, the only important one; nor can I conceive it to have been less afflicting to my private feelings than fatal to the party. Cited from Life of R. B. Sheridan, V2, by Thomas Moore
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