Examples of afflict in a Sentence
The disease afflicts an estimated two million people every year.
the South was afflicted by a severe drought
Recent Examples of afflict from the Web
Lamson was diagnosed as a child with severe autism, a neurological disorder that is believed to afflict one out of every 60 children.
Microsoft will replace Surface Pro 4s that are afflicted with a screen flickering issue that is caused by a hardware problem and is unfixable in firmware or software.
Garbus follows his story and that of two other boys who are similarly afflicted.
Along with dementia, Howard is afflicted with other medical issues that require medication, police said.
Many sessile oak trees in northern France are afflicted with a pest called the oak processionary moth, the habitat of which has been spreading north from Southern Europe in recent years, most likely due to climate change.
Some of them went home to an environment that either didn't have family waiting for them, or their parents were afflicted by drugs and drink.
Last July, McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an intense form of brain cancer that also afflicted the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Beau Biden, the son of former vice president Joe Biden.
On the downside, the author contends that the very success of the campaign to loosen the House rules inadvertently jump-started the gridlock and partisanship that afflicts Congress today.
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Origin and Etymology of afflict
aggravate, agitate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, distress, disturb, exasperate, gall, get, grate, gripe, hagride, harass, harry, irk, irritate, molest, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put out, rasp, rile, vex;
Synonym Discussion of afflict
- ills that afflict the elderly
- children often try their parents' patience
- a horse tormented by flies
- tortured by a sense of guilt
- a body racked by pain
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