Example sentences for: inflict

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

  • A study reportedly conducted by Atef, while he and Bin Ladin were still in Sudan, concluded that traditional terrorist hijacking operations did not fit the needs of al Qaeda, because such hijackings were used to negotiate the release of prisoners rather than to inflict mass casualties.

  • to inflict injury"

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

  • He proposed the targeting of the Iraqi electricity grid, but acknowledged that a lengthy interruption of service would inflict much misery on the Iraqi masses.

  • "I know my fe llow judges want to do justice and not inflict injustice," observed Justice Earl Johnson of the California Court of Appeal, who chaired the committee that researched and wrote the report.


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