Usage examples for inflict

  1. It were useless in a tale like this to inflict details on our readers. – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. Oh, do not make me perish by tortures more cruel than the executioner could inflict"- " Silence! – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  3. Many a one, when his turn came to be operated on, quietly asked for a cigarette and then bore unflinchingly painful manipulations that the surgeon was extremely sorry to have to inflict. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  4. He wished to inflict no unnecessary suffering on any one. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  5. The inevitable effect of debt is not only to injure personal independence, but, in the long run, to inflict moral degradation. – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  6. She spoke very gently, sore at heart for the pain she knew she must inflict. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  7. These weapons are perhaps sufficient to inflict a mortal wound at something more than that distance, for which, however, a strong arm would be required. – Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2) by Sir William Edward Parry
  8. That being so, I shall only inflict on you a little of Calcutta. – Olivia in India by O. Douglas
  9. If he loved Peter, and if he understood the claims of true Charity, why did he thus openly rebuke Peter, why did he inflict upon himself the pain of doing it? – Godliness by Catherine Booth
  10. This physician said, he went every day to attend to it himself, in order that he might use those restoratives, which would inflict the greatest possible pain. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  11. I tell you, and you know, that it was the folly of a romantic girl, a folly that does not deserve the penalty you would inflict. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  12. I know our disappointment will be mutual and equal, and I am sure you will not inflict it either upon yourself or me without adequate reason, so I will say no more about it. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  13. She should be punished, though he would not inflict physical pain. – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  14. It must have been written by an ignorant person- by some one who had no idea of what was passing, and who wrote at random, hoping to touch a sensitive chord, to do some harm, to inflict some pain, in petty vengeance for a fancied slight. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  15. The man who had the guilt upon his soul of having brought such a fate upon his own family might well be driven by remorse to inflict it upon himself. – The Adventure of the Devil's Foot by Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. Can I inflict this upon them? – The Mystery of Monastery Farm by H. R. Naylor
  17. I discovered, three days ago, that it was this treacherous friend who paid the assassins to inflict the wound of which I still bear the scar on my face. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  18. Alexander, I am your captive I must hear what you please to say, and endure what you please to inflict. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  19. " He did not come to meet you," the man said, with a look of malicious enjoyment, as if it was a pleasure to inflict some of the pain from which he suffered. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  20. If there be truth in woman, I would rejoice to suffer much more mischief than he has the power to inflict, could I but by that means restore him to a sense of his own worth; or rather of the worth of virtue! – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft