Example sentences for: afflicted

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

  • The more Clinton is afflicted, the more the press comforts him by afflicting Starr.

  • In that connection I am constrained to express my skepticism about the accuracy and wisdom of diagnosing everyone who has difficulty learning to read and write as being afflicted with dyslexia: learning is sometimes difficult--I had terrible trouble with history when I was a student--and it is wrong to attribute a large percentage of failures and difficulties to some disorder rather than to the (possible) failings of a teacher or, more often, to a simple lack of interest and motivation in the student.

  • A woman dressed in a blue veil or the blue habit of a nun who appeared to help the sick and the afflicted during the seventeenth century.

  • This would-be thriller gets punctured by the critics: "Possibly the funniest movie ever made about Catholicism--from a theological point of view" (Ebert, the Chicago Sun-Times ). The film stars Patricia Arquette as a beautician who is mysteriously afflicted with stigmata after receiving a rosary with a history from her mother.

  • The afflicted children--about 20 percent of the 18,000 adopted--are incapable of forming emotional bonds with their new parents, probably because the absence of attention and affection in infancy stunted brain development.


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