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Usage examples for Affects

  1. He affects to have something very pressing to communicate. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  2. It quite affects me, my boy, when I see one of those melancholy sons of song carrying a regularly organized monkey around with him; for it is evident he finds in such companionship a certain relief from the anguish of monotony. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3 by Robert H. Newell
  3. Of the existence of a Power, not ourselves, we have evidence in everything that affects us. – Evolution by Frank B. Jevons
  4. It always affects some object or other,- I move my limbs; I strike my enemy. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  5. I am a weak old man, and when any thing affects me profoundly, I must weep. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  6. That is to say, it affects you just as all other things that you instantly recognize as perfect affect you- perfect music, perfect eloquence, perfect art, perfect joy, perfect grief. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  7. He is a perfectly harmless creature, who affects immense depth of insight into human affairs, and who cannot see an inch before his face. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  8. Just so far as sea control affects lines of communications vital to either belligerent, so far does it affect the war. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  9. " None of these things affects your daughter," Francis pointed out. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. First, however, let us consider whether it affects man alone. – The Buried Temple by Maurice Maeterlinck
  11. He affects to be a little old- fashioned in his dress. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  12. So, Master Waller, you believe, affects me? – The Love-Chase by James Sheridan Knowles
  13. Memory of this French usage, however, still affects popular speech: when we speak of any part of an act in which two or more people are on stage, we are very likely to call it their " scene" no matter whether they have come on in a changed setting or not. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  14. Heavy grass sods furnish a vast amount of organic matter which not only supplies available plant- food to succeeding crops, but in its decay affects the availability of some part of the stores of potential fertility in the land. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  15. This is, however, somewhat exceptional, and may perhaps be regarded as belonging rather to a type of miracle play not common in England, in which the intervention of some heavenly power affects the lives of men. – An Introduction to Shakespeare by H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham
  16. He is rough and energetic, answered Theodore; but the beautiful affects him, and he looks upon what is noble with reverence and awe. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
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