Example sentences for: inflict

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

  • His daily stimulant--"If you can call it that," he remarked to his partner and close friend, Harold Epison, "--the daily ingestion of poison I inflict on myself"--was what he referred to with some scorn as "the McCarthy page" in the morning's newspaper.

  • The Campaigning Conservatives walk a delicate line: They want to inflict the maximum possible punishment on Clinton in the minimal possible time.

  • A Times of London editorial said the vote was "a serious blow to America's political and moral authority" and that the "Senate Republicans, by exploiting the opportunity to inflict a very public defeat on a lame-duck President, have done their country, and their allies, a grave disservice."

  • The only negative reviews come from two critics who write for big papers--Stephen Holden of the New York Times and Susan Wloszczyna of USA Today --which makes you wonder if they've got so successful they've forgotten the torture a jammed copy machine can inflict on the lowly.

  • Both parties support the drug war and its attendant police-state apparatus--no-knock raids, forfeiture of property of people who haven't been convicted of anything, Draconian sentences, peeing on command as a requirement for getting or holding jobs, etc.--the latest thing is they want to inflict on Florida a genetically engineered fungus that's supposed to kill marijuana plants, although no one can guarantee it won't be an ecological disaster; these people are crazy!


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