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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of afflict.

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  • When pain afflicts us, which we cannot avoid, we learn to relieve it by great voluntary exertions, as in grinning, holding the breath, or screaming; now the pleasurable sensation, which excites laughter, arises for a time so high as to change its name, and become

    Canto II

  • No "Masada syndrome," in other words, afflicts the fears of Lebanon's Christians.

    Assad Has No Friend in Lebanon's Christians

  • That God afflicts is no reason that man is to add to a sufferer's affliction (Zec 1: 15). satisfied with my flesh -- It is not enough that God afflicts my flesh literally (Job 19: 20), but you must "eat my flesh" metaphorically (Ps

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Hypertrichosis is a medical term referring to a condition that exhibits as excessive body hair, the so-called werewolf syndrome, such as afflicts the now famous Mexican Wolf Boy.

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  • The Sultan was responsible, for these barbarities were not the act of the criminal class, such as afflicts every country, the malefactors who usually perpetrate horrible crime, but were perpetrated by the agents of the Sultan -- the soldiers and the

    The Grand Old Man

  • My system was entirely purged of tobacco, and what I now suffered was tobacco poisoning such as afflicts any boy at the time of his first smoke.

    Chapter 19

  • "Significant widespread corruption" afflicts "all levels of government," the State Department says.

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  • I say "afflicts," as if the problem is one forced upon innocent victims who unwillingly succumb to its symptoms.

    Chris Floyd - Empire Burlesque

  • Inside The Rook we learn of a rare condition which "afflicts" one of the villains and when we get inside his head for a dream-well, if that doesn't register a maximum surge on your "creeped-out-meter", you don't have one.

    Into the Fire

  • The Sultan was responsible, for these barbarities were not the act of the criminal class, such as afflicts every country, the malefactors who usually perpetrate horrible crime, but were perpetrated by the agents of the Sultan ” the soldiers and the Kurds, tax-gatherers and police of the Turkish Government.

    The Grand Old Man

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