AFFLICTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AFFLICTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
affliction
 n.  cause or condition of pain, suffering, or distress
Classic Sentence: (82 in 6 pages)
1  They encouraged each other now in the violence of their affliction.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
2  Edward had been staying several weeks in the house before he engaged much of Mrs. Dashwood's attention; for she was, at that time, in such affliction as rendered her careless of surrounding objects.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
3  They were no sooner in the passage than Marianne came hastily out of the parlour apparently in violent affliction, with her handkerchief at her eyes; and without noticing them ran up stairs.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
4  Her mother's affliction was hardly less, and Elinor was the only one of the three, who seemed to consider the separation as any thing short of eternal.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
5  The sort of desperate calmness with which this was said, lasted no longer than while she spoke, and was immediately followed by a return of the same excessive affliction.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
6  She then went away, walking on tiptoe out of the room, as if she supposed her young friend's affliction could be increased by noise.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
7  It has been, it is a most cruel affliction.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
8  I am sensible of having felt that a dignity attached to me among the rest of the boys, and that I was important in my affliction.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. I HAVE A MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY
9  Mr. Peggotty was so far sensible of HIS affliction, that he wrung his hand; but, otherwise, he remained in the same state, and no one dared to disturb him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31. A GREATER LOSS
10  You've been visited with affliction, and I hope it may do you good; but you'd better have come here.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS
11  The affliction of the Bertrams was little felt in the family.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
12  When really touched by affliction, her active powers had been all benumbed; and neither Lady Bertram nor Tom had received from her the smallest support or attempt at support.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
13  A large bulky figure has as good a right to be in deep affliction, as the most graceful set of limbs in the world.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
14  To keep a cottage night-school was one such form; and his affliction did not master his spirit as it might otherwise have done.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
15  Even had you felt careless about your own affliction, you might have refrained from singing out of sheer pity for mine.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
Example Sentence:
1  Even in the midst of her affliction, Elizabeth tried to keep up the spirits of those around her.
2  Now he was in deep affliction for the loss of his brother.
3  Very few of these cases involve plaintiffs afflicted with legitimate disabilities as most of us understand the term.
4  Severe drought has afflicted the region.
5  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.
6  Restless legs syndrome is thought to afflict millions, though there's argument about just how many.