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.

  • Years ago, when he was still a film critic, Paul Schrader wrote an evocative study of the directors Ozu, Bresson, and Dreyer that he called Transcendental Style in Cinema . How odd that the style of Schrader's new movie, Affliction , is as torturously untranscendent as a work of cinema can get.

  • Based on a grim novel by the Baron of Bleak, Russell Banks, and set in a frigid town in northern New Hampshire, Affliction tells the story of Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte), a part-time police officer and full-time flunky, who's constitutionally unequipped to survive a succession of personal and professional crises.

  • 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].

  • There are occasional hidden entries, as the list of diseases—among them the dread mohogus —under the entry for Fowlenzia . (In the VERBATIM family, some suffer from Fowler's pip , an affliction affecting language fanatics who base a slavish purism on a literal interpretation of Modern English Usage .)


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