Example sentences for: inflict

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  • 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!

  • For example, the known targets of the oxidative stress-responsive transcription factor Yap1p are coordinately induced in response to conditions that inflict oxidative damage, but these genes are divergently expressed in response to other environmental changes (Figure 1c) [ 2].

  • Such a study, if it actually existed, yields significant insight into the thinking of al Qaeda's leaders: (1) they rejected hijackings aimed at gaining the release of imprisoned comrades as too complex, because al Qaeda had no friendly countries in which to land a plane and then negotiate; (2) they considered the bombing of commercial flights in midair-as carried out against Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland- a promising means to inflict massive casualties; and (3) they did not yet consider using hijacked aircraft as weapons against other targets.

  • to inflict injury"

  • These maternally inherited bacteria inflict an impressive arsenal of reproductive alterations to increase the frequency of infected female offspring, often at the expense of their hosts.


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