Example sentences for: affliction

How can you use “affliction” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Under the headline, Plaintiff faints at mention of sex, Ben Maclntyre, The Times correspondent in New York, reported [11 March 1994] about a Cincinnati woman who suffers from conversion hysteria , a fortunately rare affliction in which the individual collapses unconscious at the mention of a word or group of words.

  • Outcome is dictated by the intensity of the affliction.

  • Movies like 8MM make me appreciate what Paul Schrader tried to do when he chose to bring Russell Banks' novel Affliction to the screen.

  • Iris is a tiny yet imposing thing (Lowensohn was Dracula's daughter in Michael Almereyda's 1994 movie Nadja ) with a game leg; it was her "affliction," says Harry, later, that was the source of his attraction.

  • Years ago, when he was still a film critic, Paul Schrader wrote an evocative study of the directors Ozu, Bresson, and Dreyer that he called Transcendental Style in Cinema . How odd that the style of Schrader's new movie, Affliction , is as torturously untranscendent as a work of cinema can get.


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