Example sentences for: affliction

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

  • The first time I saw Affliction , it struck me as both arid and pretentious; the second, arriving with no narrative expectations, I found myself more tolerant of the pacing and more drawn in by the performances.

  • 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.”

  • The philosopher Simone Weil characterized this assault of illness upon the self with the classical Greek notion of the soul— Malheur (affliction) stamps the soul to its very depths with scorn and disgust [14].

  • But it can also be seen, hauntingly, in the almost sacral reception given to Ronald Reagan's handwritten letter revealing his affliction with Alzheimer's disease.

  • That is, the doctor is not supposed to express his loathing or disgust at the manifestations of some horrible affliction, nor is it deemed proper for him to assume an accusatory posture reflected in expressions like, What a fool you are for having exposed yourself to the Malay waste-away !


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