Example sentences for: afflict

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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


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