Thesaurus / afflictive
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The "afflictive birch, cursed by unlettered idle youth," has other uses than that which the quotation would seem likely to imply.

What shall we do but seek ability at the Divine footstool to bow in humble resignation to this afflictive dispensation?

"I do well to be angry, even unto death," is the usual style in which we greet the afflictive providence of God.

It is well in all circumstances, even in the most afflictive, with those who have God for their comforter.

The dispensation may be dark, and afflictive, and even profoundly mysterious; yet we should think, it is God that hath done it.

With this exception, the life of Dr. Spalding has been singularly exempt from afflictive changes.

Many an afflictive dispensation thus loses its sanctifying design.

With the calm and dignified fortitude of a Christian, philosopher and hero—he met the shafts of afflictive fate.

The continual warfare that is carried on between Indian tribes must be afflictive to every humane and Christian spirit.

Nor can it be a matter of trouble to be engaged in villanies one's self, and not afflictive to suffer by the villanies of others.

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