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synonyms for inflicts

  • exact
  • expose
  • levy
  • wreak
  • administer
  • apply
  • command
  • deliver
  • dispense
  • extort
  • force
  • give
  • require
  • strike
  • subject
  • visit
  • bring upon
  • deal out
  • force upon
  • give it to
  • lay down the law
  • mete out
  • stick it to

antonyms for inflicts

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  • hold
  • keep
  • take
  • withhold
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How to use inflicts in a sentence

These are the solutions which theologians give in order to console us for the evils which God inflicts upon us.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
This form of paranoia inflicts suffering mainly on the near relatives of the patient.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
It inflicts the degradation of compulsory medical examination upon women, and lets their paramours go free.
TWO DECADESFRANCES W. GRAHAM AND GEORGEANNA M. GARDENIER
Spite is a whip that cracks at both ends, and the rear lash inflicts by far the sharper sting.
THE GENTLE ART OF COOKING WIVESELIZABETH STRONG WORTHINGTON
For pain, I tell theeI need more pain than mine own will inflicts,Pain which shall break that will.
THE SAINT'S TRAGEDYCHARLES KINGSLEY
The human tongue inflicts rending wounds; the sword scarcely gives pain, because of the rapid precision of the blow.
THE CONQUEST OF ROMEMATILDE SERAO
This, it would seem, from the persistency with which the Ammophila inflicts it, is the most important prick of all.
MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
But he has been found out, and he ought, for the sake of the community, to be willing to bear the penalty the law inflicts.
THE QUALITY OF MERCYW. D. HOWELLS
Tartarean regions have no worse woes, nor the Hell of Christians, than memory inflicts upon those who have done evil.
AURELIANWILLIAM WARE
If the strokes which tragedy inflicts on our bosoms followed without respite, the passion would overpower the action.
THE BRIDE OF MESSINAFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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