most afflicting

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  • The thought of his gods always awakened in man the most afflicting ideas. Cited from System of Nature, Vol. 2, by Baron D'Holbach
  • Accordingly it is amongst the young men and women of this body that the most afflicting cases under this type occur. Cited from Theological Essays and Other Papers v1,de Quincey
  • It now promised to be most afflicting in its character. Cited from Married Life, by T.S. Arthur
  • Are these the good things which remove the most afflicting grief? Cited from Cicero's Tusculan Disputations, by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Why then, said she, lend your ear to a story the most afflicting that can be imagined. Cited from The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Vol. 1, by Anon
  • The account given of him at the gaming table is most afflicting, when we remember his royal greatness, his sublime qualities. Cited from The Gaming Table [Pros/Cons] by Andrew Steinmetz
  • The most afflicting of all doubts, doubt of himself, kept the young man tossing on his pillow for at least an hour. Cited from Queed, by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Her heart jumped with the most afflicting violence. Cited from The Price of Love, by Arnold Bennett
  • 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
  • But these are personal considerations; the dispensation is heaviest and most afflicting on public grounds. Cited from Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Harrison, by James D. Richardson
  • I was indeed shocked at the whole sight; it almost overwhelmed me, and I went away with my heart full of the most afflicting thoughts, such as I cannot describe. Cited from Great Events by Famous Historians, V12,Ed. Johnson
  • The ills, therefore, that threatened her marriage, though most afflicting, were least disgraceful, and those which awaited its breach, if less serious, were more mortifying. Cited from Memoirs of an Heiress, by Frances Burney
  • Such were the vain complaints with which I filled the cave, beating my head and breast out of rage and despair, and abandoning myself to the most afflicting thoughts. Cited from The Arabian Nights Entertainments Complete
  • On his return to Quito in 1541, Gonzalo Pizarro received accounts of the most afflicting nature. Cited from History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. IV, by Robert Kerr
  • Such were the vain complaints with which I made the cave echo, beating my head and breast out of rage and despair, and abandoning myself to the most afflicting thoughts. Cited from Fairy Tales From The Arabian Nights, by E. Dixon
  • And that verse, of all to him most afflicting, and which in hours of despair he had repeated until his very spirit had become colored with its reproachful plaint -- who put it in the man's mouth? Cited from The Prince of India, by Lew. Wallace, Vol. 1
  • Mean time the night came, and its gloomy shades revived in our minds the most afflicting thoughts; we were convinced that there were not above twelve or fifteen bottles of wine left in our barrel. Cited from Narrative of a Voyage to Senegal in 1816, by Savigny and Correard
  • 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
  • Such were the vain complaints with which I made the cave to echo, beating my head and stomach out of rage and despair, and abandoning myself to the most afflicting thoughts. Cited from The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Vol. 1, by Anon
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