Example sentences for: afflicts

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

  • Grateful Nation is said to present a powerful but one-sided argument for the existence of the "Gulf War syndrome" that many vets claim afflicts them.

  • It might be rooted in some sort of primal hunter-gatherer-type urge, the kind that afflicts most men when they enter a Price Club ("Of course we need 24 gallons of WD-40, honey.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 :


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