Sentence Examples


  • Others report that, feeling himself powerless to scatter the gathered clouds, and aware of his physical feebleness, he had had the moral courage to pass in the eyes of his family, which he did not wish to afflict, as the dupe of the efforts they employed to conceal the truth from him.
  • If any think that their influence would be lost there, and their voices no longer afflict the ear of the State, that they would not be as an enemy within its walls, they do not know by how much truth is stronger than error, nor how much more eloquently and effectively he can combat injustice who has experienced a little in his own person.
  • Not since the Dark Ages has there been so much concern about the malevolent passions that afflict humanity.
  • This is a day set aside to afflict the soul, to atone for the sins of the past year.
  • This doesn't seem to me to be a theory more a list of some of the major social ills that afflict humankind today.

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