Usage examples for affliction

  1. I said that this Ulysses should return in great affliction to his home; and now they have carried him safely across the sea, with such a store of gifts as he never would have won out of Troy, even had he come back unharmed with all his share of the spoil. – The Story Of The Odyssey by The Rev. Alfred J. Church
  2. The King soon got over his affliction for the loss of this son of fifty. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  3. Affliction present, affliction past, her sympathy had not failed him. – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  4. Call upon a Japanese friend in time of deepest affliction and he will invariably receive you laughing, with red eyes or moist cheeks. – Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobé
  5. It's his greatest affliction that he can't hear The Voices any more. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  6. Hollis found that on the whole he was a well informed young man- quiet, modest, and apparently well able to give a good account of himself in spite of his affliction. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  7. I thought I would write 'while I was in some liking, ' or I might become too ill to write at all, and then, if the desire to have written should become strong, it would be a great affliction to me. – Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti
  8. This affliction called forth a new character in Edward Aubrey. – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book I by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  9. What is all our affliction, if compared with this suffering of the Lord? – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  10. I am sure that the remorse and affliction she feels now are far greater than she would experience, even were she more guilty, and with me. – Falkland, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. His residence in the New World began in affliction, for, before a site for settlement had been fixed upon, his wife, Dorothy May, fell from the vessel into the sea and was drowned. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  12. Why should I speak of this and that affliction? – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley
  13. I assure you that our love and sympathy are with you in the affliction, and would that we could soften the severe loss to you; but that alone the good Father in time can render less bitter. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  14. Who will feel that to be affliction which each spirit feels to be so? – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  15. Calmed herself by the agitation of the child, Emily tried to discover the cause of this new affliction. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  16. Sir Gilbert began to feel that life was not altogether an intolerable affliction. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  17. So the ringing became an affliction; and the priests could not endure it; and they got rid of the bell by rolling it down the hill into a swamp. – Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn