Definition of Afflicts

1. Verb. (third-person singular of afflict) ¹



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Definition of Afflicts

1. afflict [v] - See also: afflict

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afflicts

afflatus
afflatuses
afflict
afflicted
afflictedness
afflicter
afflicters
afflictest
afflicteth
afflicting
affliction
afflictionless
afflictions
afflictive
afflictively
afflicts (current term)
affluence
affluences
affluencies
affluency
affluent
affluential
affluentials
affluently
affluentness
affluents
affluenza
afflux
affluxes
affluxion

Literary usage of Afflicts

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1. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"... If the sting Of a bee afflicts you, How, think yon, are they afflicted, Love, whom you smite ? Late in the afternoon, for we had lingered long on the ..."

2. The History of Irish Periodical Literature: From the End of the 17th to the by Richard Robert Madden (1867)
"... this murderous yeomanry business to his readers in his paper of June 23rd, 1798: " The horrid Rebellion, which at present afflicts this country, ..."

3. Letters of Eminent Persons, Addressed to David Hume by John Hill Burton (1849)
"... three days—The subject resumed— D'Alembert— Hume's letter to him afflicts her—Voltaire — The commonplace world will be on Hume's side — Unable to write ..."

4. The National Review edited by Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot (1860)
"She said one day, "What afflicts me is, that not one of these parties has a real love for the country. ..."

5. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"... her most terribly, And day and night afflicts with mortal pain, Because to yield him love she doth deny, ..."

6. The Human Mind: A Treatise in Mental Philosophy by Edward John Hamilton (1883)
"... the enlargement of threatening evil produced by fear, and the expectation of want which afflicts the miser, and the line of the ancient moralist, ..."

7. An Index of Dates: Comprehending the Principal Facts in the Chronology and by J. Willoughby Rosse, John Blair (1859)
"1230 Dutch shipwright, to build him a vessel afflicts Lombardy 1276 at Archangel, in which he acquires, In London 50000 are buried in the menees his travels ..."

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