Example sentences for: afflicts

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

  • 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.

  • In 1996 Bradley was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation--a heart rhythm problem that afflicts former President Bush and about 2 million other Americans.

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

  • 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.


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