Example sentences for: afflict

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

  • It's the old commitment problem, which seems to afflict more men than women.

  • 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?

  • Autoimmune diseases afflict a large segment of the population in Western countries.

  • Brownrigg's forte is her ability to emulate the "curiously banal, clever-clever, quasi-poetic style that seems to afflict so many inhabitants of cyberspace" (Geoff Nicholson, the New York Times Book Review ) in the many epistolary sections of the book, and she "wonderfully captures the ghostly dance of presence and absence that can characterize digital relationships" (Erik Davis, the Voice Literary Supplement ). (Click here to read the first chapter.)

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