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").

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

  • 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.)

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

  • 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.

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