AFFLICT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AFFLICT
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afflict
 v.  cause pain, suffering or distress
Classic Sentence: (82 in 6 pages)
1  And this terrible fire will not afflict the bodies of the damned only from without, but each lost soul will be a hell unto itself, the boundless fire raging in its very vitals.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  These devils will afflict the damned in two ways, by their presence and by their reproaches.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  The second pain which will afflict the souls of the damned in hell is the pain of conscience.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
4  If God afflict your enemies, surely that ought to suffice you.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  Everything was good, well made, and little worn, but Amy's artistic eyes were much afflicted, especially this winter, when her school dress was a dull purple with yellow dots and no trimming.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOUR
6  Mrs. March did not say much but looked disturbed, and comforted her afflicted little daughter in her tenderest manner.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
7  It did not seem at all comical to Meg, who kissed and caressed the afflicted heroine in the tenderest manner.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
8  Amy's nose still afflicted her, for it never would grow Grecian, so did her mouth, being too wide, and having a decided chin.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE
9  Then feeling that he was going very fast, he hastily embraced them all round, not forgetting the afflicted Hannah, and ran downstairs as if for his life.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
10  Mamma was an abject slave to their caprices, but Papa was not so easily subjugated, and occasionally afflicted his tender spouse by an attempt at paternal discipline with his obstreperous son.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
11  I have nothing of the immortal about me, neither in body nor mind, and most resemble those among you who are the most afflicted.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VII
12  Louisa could not reproach her for her unjust suspicions; she was so faithful to her idea of the man, and so afflicted.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
13  I was somewhat afflicted," he said, "to see the grief of the Queen of Love and Beauty, whose sovereignty of a day this event has changed into mourning.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
14  Fanny in those early days had preferred her to Susan; and when the news of her death had at last reached Mansfield, had for a short time been quite afflicted.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
15  Captain Wentworth believed it impossible for man to be more attached to woman than poor Benwick had been to Fanny Harville, or to be more deeply afflicted under the dreadful change.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 11
Example Sentence:
1  Restless legs syndrome is thought to afflict millions, though there's argument about just how many.
2  Very few of these cases involve plaintiffs afflicted with legitimate disabilities as most of us understand the term.
3  Severe drought has afflicted the region.
4  Even in the midst of her affliction, Elizabeth tried to keep up the spirits of those around her.
5  Now he was in deep affliction for the loss of his brother.
6  The malaise afflicting the German armed forces has deep roots; for most of the time since reunification, the country has been slashing the numbers in uniform.