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  • noun Plural form of afflicter.

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Examples

  • That freefall cost the afflicted trillions of dollars in retirement funds -- and many jobs -- while most of the afflicters sit in their corner offices, investing their bonuses.

    Andrew Reinbach: Returning to the Scene of the Crime

  • This is out of character for you … You are, as Mencken might say, comforting the afflicters. reply

    There Is A Difference Between Evil And Just Absurdly Profitable

  • The father went to prayer for perhaps half an hour, chiefly against the power of the devil and witchcraft, and that God would bring out the afflicters ....

    The Emancipation of Massachusetts

  • Say not to thy afflicters, Hitherto, and no further, and here shall your proud waves be stayed.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • That freefall cost the afflicted trillions of dollars in retirement funds -- and many jobs -- while most of the afflicters sit in their corner offices, investing their bonuses.

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  • If it were not for those inestimable fragments and wrecks of the recorded government which have been saved from the destruction which Mr. Hastings intended for them all, the most shameful enormities that have ever disgraced a government or harassed a people would only be known in this country by secret whispers and unauthenticated anecdotes; the disgracer's of government, the vexers and afflicters of mankind, instead of being brought before an awful public tribunal, might have been honored with the highest distinctions and rewards their country has to bestow; and sordid bribery, base peculation, iron-handed extortion, fierce, unrelenting tyranny, might themselves have been invested with those sacred robes of justice before which this day they have cause to tremble.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)

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