Example sentences for: afflicts

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

  • And he confirms his own religiosity, deploring the "hollow secularism" that supposedly afflicts the unenlightened.

  • If I were he, I think I'd respond by saying that excessive prosperity is now a problem for just a few--and that the next president should see to it that it afflicts as many of us as possible.

  • To that end, Slate offers a real Election Day forecast, predicting the outcomes of close Senate and gubernatorial races based on the Tuesday weather map in Monday's USA Today . (Why USA Today ? It does not suffer from the notorious liberal meteorological bias that afflicts the New York Times and the Washington Post .) In the interest of accuracy, Slate has updated the predictions based on USA Today 's Tuesday forecast.

  • 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.

  • But the winner's curse afflicts auction bidders whenever there is uncertainty over the current or eventual value of the item on the block.


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