Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of afflict.

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  • adjective grievously affected especially by disease
  • adjective mentally or physically unfit

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Examples

  • We like to use the word afflicted or, technical term, demonized.

    NPR Topics: News

  • We like to use the word afflicted or, technical term, demonized.

    NPR Topics: News

  • We like to use the word afflicted or, technical term, demonized.

    NPR Topics: News

  • She looks so frail, so delicate, and surely she is also what we call afflicted, peculiar.

    Ringfield A Novel

  • The Greek for "afflicted" is the same as before, and ought to be translated, "Whether we be in tribulation." which is effectual -- literally, "worketh effectually." in the enduring, &c. -- that is, in enabling you to endure "the same sufferings which we also suffer."

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The government reports that tourism has recovered, although independent surveys suggest that certain afflicted areas are still struggling to fill hotels.

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  • The waiting room of the truly afflicted is empty, save for them.

    USATODAY.com - Cubs no longer have company in titleless misery

  • The government reports that tourism has recovered, although independent surveys suggest that certain afflicted areas are still struggling to fill hotels.

    Calendar

  • Taking heart from this sign, a sign of safe passage, he remains in afflicted London and sets about writing reports.

    Nobel Lecture - Literature 2003

  • And in many parts of the word afflicted by the scourge of war, innocent people have not ceased being murdered, mutilated, or dragged or driven from their homes.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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  • Online Dictionary. Afflicted with existence, each man endures like an animal.

    October 7, 2010