Example sentences for: afflict

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

  • Like greed, materialism is a vice that tends to afflict those with more money than oneself.

  • What about the less theatrical, but equally troubling, civil problems that can afflict people in any walk of life?

  • And though I have never been seized by a desire to lead the armies of Satan in a final, bloody confrontation with the forces of God on the plain of Armageddon, I do suffer from aggravated dyspepsia, as well as chronic malaise, conditions that I'm sure afflict the Antichrist.

  • Reactions to food afflict relatively few and, except for shellfish and peanut allergies, are most common among small children.

  • Why do allergies afflict an increasing number of victims if they serve no useful purpose?

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