by afflicting

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  • I found that sweet lady not so well as I had hoped, and strongly affected by afflicting recollections at sight of me. Cited from The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay Volume 1
  • By afflicting one's dependants, one afflicts one's own self. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4
  • She was the instrument of his vengeance, necessary to his cause, but there was nothing to be gained by afflicting her needlessly. Cited from The Sky Line of Spruce, by Edison Marshall
  • So heaven punishes him by afflicting him with the horrible disease of leprosy. Cited from Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn, by Lafcadio Hearn
  • They who seek to aggrandise their fortunes by afflicting kingdoms in unscrupulous ways, very soon come to be regarded as vermin in a dead body. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3
  • Allah punished the treason which Mohammed had practised on his master by afflicting him with madness. Cited from Mohammed Ali and His House, by Louise Muhlbach
  • But God settled the dispute by afflicting Hezekiah with sickness, and then He bade Isaiah go to the king and pay the visit due to the sick. Cited from The Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg Volume 4
  • The feast is over for me, I yield my place, but I will not make this leavetaking more sorrowful than it is already by afflicting you with advice and instruction how to obtain what I have obtained. Cited from Confessions of a Young Man, by George Moore [Intro.: Floyd Dell]
  • The Asuras, by afflicting the Earth and killing kine, used to weaken the deities. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4
  • We will surely prove you by afflicting you in some measure with fear, and hunger, and decrease of wealth, and loss of lives, and scarcity of fruits; but bear good tidings unto the patient, who when a misfortune befalleth them, say, We are God's, and unto him shall we surely return. Cited from Sacred Books of the East, Ed. by Epiphanius Wilson [Tr.: F. Max Mueller]