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What an afflictive and appalling spectacle did it present to her!
HILDEBRANDANONYMOUS
"I do well to be angry, even unto death," is the usual style in which we greet the afflictive providence of God.
THE WORLD'S GREAT SERMONS, VOLUME 7: HALE TO FARRARVARIOUS
With the calm and dignified fortitude of a Christian, philosopher and hero—he met the shafts of afflictive fate.
SAGES AND HEROES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONL. CARROLL JUDSON
The "afflictive birch, cursed by unlettered idle youth," has other uses than that which the quotation would seem likely to imply.
POACHERS AND POACHINGJOHN WATSON
They never have even a partial representation of ministers, except under the afflictive dispensations of Providence.
HISTORY AND ECCLESIASTICAL RELATIONS OF THE CHURCHES OF THE PRESBYTERIAL ORDER AT AMOY, CHINAJ. V. N. TALMAGE
No news of course could be so afflictive to my dear parents, as to hear of the last rash and irretrievable step which I had taken.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE RIFLE BRIGADEWILLIAM SURTEES
It will easily be conceived how afflictive such a dispensation must have been to him who had to bear it.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE RIFLE BRIGADEWILLIAM SURTEES
To these afflictive tidings was added some discouragement in respect to their proposed journey to Russia.
MEMOIR AND DIARY OF JOHN YEARDLEY, MINISTER OF THE GOSPELJOHN YEARDLEY
What shall we do but seek ability at the Divine footstool to bow in humble resignation to this afflictive dispensation?
MEMOIR AND DIARY OF JOHN YEARDLEY, MINISTER OF THE GOSPELJOHN YEARDLEY
The most afflictive symptom was want of sleep, which he endeavoured to obtain by the motion of a cradle.
THE WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, VOL. 6SAMUEL JOHNSON

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