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  • It afflicts the native, too, when he goes to a town where he is not known. Cited from The Making of an American, by Jacob A. Riis
  • Another piece of intelligence was certainly to be expected, but now it has come afflicts us much. Cited from The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, by Walter Scott
  • I cannot quite understand why God afflicts them so. Cited from The Sowers, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • Your evident concern at leaving London is very natural, and yet it afflicts me. Cited from Evelina, by Fanny Burney
  • "Then, brother, how do you feel when he afflicts you?" Cited from Frank Mildmay, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Most important though, before they might develop that self-imposed rigidity which afflicts so many.
  • Nothing so afflicts her as to know that God has been offended, especially if by those of her nation. Cited from The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Vol. 13, Ed. by Blair and Robertson
  • Man your young heart to front Whatever ills the Lord afflicts us with. Cited from The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume II
  • It seems to me to mean that love never leaves him, and at the same time eternally afflicts him. Cited from The Heroic Enthusiasts, (1 of 2) (Gli Eroici Furori), by Giordano Bruno
  • Oh this scene afflicts me -- let us move on. Cited from Nature and Human Nature, by T. Haliburton
  • It was a sad time, a time which it afflicts me to think of or to write of now. Cited from The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • And there is that evil notion which still afflicts economics that when two trade one must lose. Cited from Woman in Modern Society, by Earl Barnes
  • I afflict every body, and every body afflicts me; and you are all cruel. Cited from The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 4 (of 7), Samuel Richardson
  • We had no griefs -- not even that one which most commonly afflicts parents, the loss of children. Cited from Round the Block, by John Bell Bouton
  • S: And those who, when great wrong afflicts them, defend themselves. Cited from Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side
  • But say no more of ourselves; what afflicts me is to see our girls growing old in lonely grief. Cited from The Eleven Comedies: Volume 1, Aristophanes
  • I cannot conceive, said she, what it is that afflicts you. Cited from The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Vol. 1, by Anon
  • It afflicts the human race, and all other vertebrates are subject to it. Cited from The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals, by Hornaday
  • That which afflicts your son-in-law, you have deserved it just as much as he -- more than he, perhaps. Cited from Damaged Goods by Upton Sinclair from "Les Avaries"
  • That He who afflicts is the very same as He who comforts? Cited from Out of the Deep, by Charles Kingsley
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Root form of afflicts is afflict for the verb.

Meaning of afflicts

  • 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