Example sentences for: affliction

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

  • "Taking his cue from writers like Don DeLillo and Philip K. Dick, who successfully blurred the lines between serious and popular novels, Lethem is like a kid in a candy store, grabbing all the tasty plots and gimmicks he can" (Albert Mobilio, the New York Times Book Review ). The heart of the book is the protagonist's affliction and his constant verbal outbursts, which form "a barrage of sheer rhetorical invention that has tour de force written all over it; it's an amazing stunt, and, just when you think the well is running dry, Lethem keeps on topping himself" ( Kirkus Reviews ). A few call the punning Joycean literary outbursts unrealistic, but most just take them in stride, admiring the "highly artificial, flamboyantly bizarre world that constantly upstages its genre format ...

  • Golfer Bert Yancey was the only well-known athlete to publicly acknowledge this affliction.

  • Iris is a tiny yet imposing thing (Lowensohn was Dracula's daughter in Michael Almereyda's 1994 movie Nadja ) with a game leg; it was her "affliction," says Harry, later, that was the source of his attraction.

  • Taking a detached view is more “scientific” or “clinical,” regardless of what the individual scholar might feel: one would scarcely expect a doctor, diagnosing a victim of some revolting affliction, to accuse the patient of having a “disgusting disease.”

  • Perhaps I'd have responded more fully to Affliction if it had been in Swedish.


How many words do you know? Try our free vocabulary size test!


Search

Search for example sentences

Loading Loading...
Quantcast