Definition of Afflicting

1. a. Grievously painful; distressing; afflictive; as, an afflicting event. -- Af*flict"ing*ly, adv.



Definition of Afflicting

1. Verb. (present participle of afflict) ¹

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Definition of Afflicting

1. afflict [v] - See also: afflict

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afflicting

affixt
affixture
affixtures
afflated
afflation
afflations
afflatus
afflatuses
afflict
afflicted
afflictedness
afflicter
afflicters
afflictest
afflicteth
afflicting (current term)
affliction
afflictionless
afflictions
afflictive
afflictively
afflicts
affluence
affluences
affluencies
affluency
affluent
affluential
affluentials
affluently

Literary usage of Afflicting

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1. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Kate Stephens (1896)
"... not so much to leave them to any that were to come after me, as to deliver my thoughts from daily poring over them, and afflicting my mind. ..."

2. Arcana Coelestia: The Heavenly Arcana which are Contained in the Holy by Emanuel Swedenborg (1857)
"If in afflicting thou shalt afflict him, so that crying he cry to Ma, hearing I will hear ... 2025, 3672, 6095 ; and from the signification of afflicting, ..."

3. Thomas Carlyle: A History of His Life in London, 1834-1881 by James Anthony Froude (1884)
"Purpose formed to write on Frederick the Great—The author of the ' Handbook of Spain'—afflicting visitors—Studies for' Frederick'— Visit to ..."

4. The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of by Cotton Mather, Increase Mather (1862)
"If Satan may not represent one that is not a Covenant Servant of his, as afflicting those that are bewitched or possessed, then it is either because he ..."

5. The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of by Cotton Mather, Increase Mather (1862)
"If Satan may not represent one that is not a Covenant Servant of his, as afflicting those that are bewitched or possessed, then it is either because he ..."

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