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Afflict meaning

afflict - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To strike or cast down; to overthrow.
  2. 2. To inflict some great injury or hurt upon, causing continued pain or mental distress; to trouble grievously; to torment.
  3. 3. To make low or humble.
  4. 4. Afflicted.
  5. 5. To give pain, disease, or trouble.

afflict - examples of usage

  1. They would afflict him, not seldom, without bringing to his mind any definite image. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. Even his having to negotiate for its removal in his shirt did not afflict him so much as his forgetfulness for so long of the actual furniture; his conviction of the reality of which lasted on after his discovery about his costume had made him suspect, in his dream, that he was dreaming. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. One of the common ailments which afflict poor humanity is rheumatism, a cause of endless suffering. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
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