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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an afflicting manner.

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  • Emily replied, therefore, to Valancourt, that she would see him, and then exerted herself in endeavours to attain fortitude and composure, to bear her through the approaching scene — a scene so afflictingly the reverse of any, to which she had looked forward!

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • Their decisions are most afflictingly slow, when everything calls for the utmost ardor and dispatch.

    History of Virginia

  • She thought of him till she could have reproached him for not returning and helping her to get away from the fever of other thoughts: -- this anguish twisting about her parents, and the dreadful trammels of gratitude to a man afflictingly generous, the frown of congregated people.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • She thought of him till she could have reproached him for not returning and helping her to get away from the fever of other thoughts: -- this anguish twisting about her parents, and the dreadful trammels of gratitude to a man afflictingly generous, the frown of congregated people.

    One of Our Conquerors — Complete

  • And when a fortunate gentleman, desiring to be still more fortunate, would display the winning amiability of his character, distension of one cheek gives him an afflictingly false look of sweetness.

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 4

  • And when a fortunate gentleman, desiring to be still more fortunate, would display the winning amiability of his character, distension of one cheek gives him an afflictingly false look of sweetness.

    Beauchamp's Career — Complete

  • And when a fortunate gentleman, desiring to be still more fortunate, would display the winning amiability of his character, distension of one cheek gives him an afflictingly false look of sweetness.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • She thought of him till she could have reproached him for not returning and helping her to get away from the fever of other thoughts: -- this anguish twisting about her parents, and the dreadful trammels of gratitude to a man afflictingly generous, the frown of congregated people.

    One of Our Conquerors — Volume 4

  • Songs, 'which have become so afflictingly common of late years.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844 Volume 23, Number 6

  • Emily replied, therefore, to Valancourt, that she would see him, and then exerted herself in endeavours to attain fortitude and composure, to bear her through the approaching scene -- a scene so afflictingly the reverse of any, to which she had looked forward!

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

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