Example sentences for: inflicted

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

  • Naturally, Cruella gets her comeuppance--a variety of Home Alone- style agonies inflicted by farm animals . This teaches the requisite moral lesson: It is far better to torture a human being than to allow a single puppy to come to harm.

  • Although speaking immediately after Yeltsin, Clinton noted the heavy civilian casualties inflicted by the Russian army and made an analogy: If Yeltsin had been jailed (instead of elected president) after standing on a tank in defiance of the 1991 Soviet coup, Clinton argued, "I would hope that every leader of every country around this table would have stood up for you and for freedom in Russia, and not said, 'Well, that is an internal Russian affair that we cannot be part of.

  • The lesson then taken from Libya was that terrorism could be stopped by the use of U.S. air power that inflicted pain on the authors or sponsors of terrorist acts.

  • According to Richard Flores, “The term ‘rinche’ not only signifies mistrust or deceit, but also the violence and exploitation inflicted upon the Mexicano community by the Texas Rangers” (1992,171).

  • Nevertheless, he made a brilliant but brief comeback the following year — before an alliance of British, Prussian, Belgian, and Dutch troops inflicted the final defeat at Waterloo.


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