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  • 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
  • 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
  • Child labour remains one of the major problems afflicting Pakistan and its children.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • He then gave me a letter from my friend the Commander, which indeed was truly afflicting. Cited from Journey to the Polar Sea, 1819-22, Volume 2, by John Franklin
  • In forms how afflicting must that necessity have sometimes occurred during the Parliamentary war! Cited from Autobiographic Sketches, by Thomas de Quincey
  • 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
  • I always feel much need of God's afflicting hand. Cited from The Biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne, by Andrew A. Bonar
  • 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]
  • These mighty warriors again entered that assembly, afflicting the hearts of all their friends. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1
  • His wife felt the need of comforting him, as she had felt the need of afflicting him. Cited from Entire PG Edition of William Dean Howells
  • She was asked to hold up her hand, if she saw any of the witches afflicting the patient. Cited from Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II, by Charles Upham
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Root form of afflicting is afflict for the verb.

Meaning of afflicting

  • 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