Example sentences for: afflicts

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

  • It's true that El Niño afflicts the West and Gulf Coasts with nasty winters, and that it decimates the salmon population.

  • I do believe that the administration has used the National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-3) for purely political purposes--to demonize welfare reform and draw attention away from the fact that it (the administration) has no plan to rectify the crisis that afflicts the child-welfare system.

  • The Times of London said his job was to get rid of the "body-bag syndrome" that afflicts most NATO governments, "above all that of the militarily dominant US."

  • Although it has nothing to do with subjunctives, I cannot resist the temptation to reproduce the following sentence from an article by Sir Roy Strong, presumed aesthete and literatus, yet evidently victim of the universal virus that afflicts many users of English when they scent the proximity of like :

  • An even more powerful reason flows from the groupthink that afflicts the White House press corps.

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