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  • v. Present participle of inflict.

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Examples

  • Hiroshima is a particularly graphic illustration of the principle that we are sometimes justified in inflicting grave and certain evil in the interests of a greater but uncertain good.

    How Torture Helped the Allies in WWII

  • People who believe that “we are sometimes justified in inflicting grave and certain evil in the interests of a greater but uncertain good” are likely to defend both torture and the destruction of Hiroshima, whereas people who think that principle is _insane_ are likely to condemn both.

    How Torture Helped the Allies in WWII

  • Your self reliance is rooted in inflicting damage to your opponent so focus will be shifted from what the basis of your experience really is ... former 1st lady.

    In crucial state, Clinton pushes Midwestern values

  • Herr self reliance is rooted in inflicting damage to her opponent so focus will be shifted from what the basis of her experience really is ... former 1st lady.

    Obama: 'I've been taking some hits'

  • Blowback from a Bad War yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Blowback from a Bad War'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: We are, in short, inflicting a lot of bad dudes on innocent Iraqis and we will ultimately inflict them back on ourselves.

    Blowback from a Bad War

  • We are, in short, inflicting a lot of bad dudes on innocent Iraqis and we will ultimately inflict them back on ourselves.

    Blowback from a Bad War

  • We should avoid this, to make sure the penalty [that we are inflicting] is no more than reciprocal.

    Inside Al-Qaeda’s Hard Drive

  • Why are you all so interested in inflicting this little social experiement of legalizing pot on the people of Mexico?

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  • Then the Russian efforts in inflicting an irreparable wound on the German war machine was an essential condition of the liberation of the French metropolitan territory.

    Watch On The Rhine

  • Satan shows his ingenuity in inflicting pain, and also his knowledge of what man's body can bear without vital injury.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

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