Usage examples for afflict

  1. This semi- transparency of the skin is characteristic of the Martians, and evidences a life that is free from the many bodily ailments that afflict humanity on our Earth. – The Planet Mars and its Inhabitants A Psychic Revelation by Eros Urides and J. L. Kennon
  2. " Do not afflict yourself with this painful memory," she said gently. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  3. Such, in the opinion of the writer, would be a radical cure for several of the complicated and deep- rooted diseases which now afflict British society; at least, it is a remedy without cost or sacrifice; and, as such, an homage due from affluence and power to indigence and misfortune. – A Morning's Walk from London to Kew by Richard Phillips
  4. I tormented myself now with secret love thoughts for a length of time, but at last spoke out my mind, thinking to myself: 'Why should thy soul afflict itself fruitlessly concerning a stranger maiden, who will again leave the country, and who will never fall to thy lot? – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  5. But we have too much ill newes true, to afflict ourselves with what is uncertain. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  6. For the maiden Iole would not be given as a prize to one who had been mad and whose madness might afflict him again. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  7. In this way originate the worst forms of chronic diseases which now afflict civilized races. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  8. There, good- bye for the present, only don't afflict that poor little Bernard and yourself into too great wretchedness, out of a sense of duty. – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  9. You are alive and well; how can I punish or afflict a human creature to- day? – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  10. Why, it is in me then not to love you, which will More afflict your body, than your punishment can mine. – The Maids Tragedy by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  11. How many scenes of carnage like this last terrible one can afflict the land, without wiping away all trace of brotherhood, and leaving in the void the seed of deadly hate? – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  12. Ida, who had perused a good many works of travel, knew a little about the fevers that afflict the country in question. – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  13. Dear brethren, especially you Christian ministers, preach a social Christianity by all means, an applied Christianity, for there does lie in the Gospel of Jesus Christ a key to all the problems that afflict our social condition. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  14. But why afflict you with these details? – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  15. He made no answer; whereupon, laying her hand gently on his shoulder, she said, in the peculiar soft and tender tone which I had heard her use on a former occasion, 'Take comfort, Peter; what has happened now to afflict thee? – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  16. Is it such a fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul? – The Pharisee And The Publican by John Bunyan
  17. God may afflict them with many trials, but he watches over them still, and often provides for their wants in a manner truly miraculous. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie