Example sentences for: afflict

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

  • Reporters always like to take popular people down, and they're trained to sympathize with underdogs ("afflict the comfortable, comfort the afflicted").

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

  • 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.)

  • His concerns are principally the taxes that afflict upper-income earners like himself (he's worth several million dollars) and issues that flow from his evangelical Christianity, such as opposition to gay rights.

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

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