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?

  • 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.

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

  • Yet Clinton and his aides have said not one word about the endless, borderless, remorseless lawsuits that afflict everyone else . Clinton has learned a selfish lesson from Flytrap: I, the president, should not have to suffer through a barrage of litigation and investigation.


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