Example sentences for: inflicts

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

  • It is hard to believe that anyone could survive the mental thumbscrew that explaining jokes inflicts: even if one has not got a joke and its explanation is, in a sense, welcome--after all, no one likes to feel left out--what humor it might once have possessed is crushed out of it.

  • Now the intersexuals are fighting back, arguing that the surgery inflicts vast physical and psychological damage.

  • Unlike other life-long addictions, however, the spoonerist incurs no cost, inflicts little pain upon others, and can engage in his or her passion anywhere at any time, greatly enriching the quality of life.

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