Examples of afflict in a Sentence
The disease afflicts an estimated two million people every year.
the South was afflicted by a severe drought
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The unusually steamy weather that has afflicted San Diego County this week will be around for a couple more days, and thunderstorms could drench the inland valleys on Wednesday, National Weather Service forecasters say.
Unfortunately, a quick diagnosis and antibiotic treatment does not guarantee an immediate return to health for everyone afflicted with Lyme disease.
Wochit The Trump administration has reversed cuts that jeopardized operations of all but a handful of leprosy clinics nationwide, restoring funding to clinics in Arizona and six other states for Americans afflicted with the centuries-old disease.
The Borgens got to know the handful of other families in Connecticut with children afflicted with the cancer.
The breakdown of the Senegal resettlement also appears to be at least partly a consequence of the disorganization that has afflicted the State Department since Trump took office.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke only has to look at the problems that have afflicted Manchester United since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 after more than 26 years in charge.
These people, including hoarders afflicted with serious mental health problems, are unlikely to pose a physical or violent threat to their neighbors' pets (or their neighbors, for that matter).
Soon Protestants from Lyon journeyed there to drink in the word of the Lord and families afflicted by the coal mines of Saint-Étienne went to breathe the clean mountain air.
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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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