Thesaurus / afflicts


Well, it is a form of Weltschmerz, and only afflicts the well-fed.

Since vice, the extreme and worst kind of evil, not only afflicts them, but infects and entirely pollutes them.

Self-repression is a great deterrent that afflicts the more sensitive, particularly those of puritanic inheritance.

It is to this we are indebted for the swarm of these that afflicts the church to-day.

The Other Side of EvolutionAlexander Patterson

It is said that the inconstancy of his mistress, Madame de Prie, afflicts him profoundly.

The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, CompleteElizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans

We shall have to look elsewhere for the cause of the change that afflicts us.

He little knew the miseries, the ennui, the mental dyspepsia, which afflicts the wretch who has nothing to do.

I pray you to observe again the shrinking life that afflicts the adventurous horns of the snail, for example.

He was often subject to fits of epilepsy, a disease which those whom it afflicts are desirous to conceal.

Library NotesA. P. Russell

I feel tears flow, which I wish to restrain; the past afflicts me, and I fear the future.

The CidPierre Corneille


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