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A state of pain, suffering, distress or agony.
From Old French afliction, from Latin afflictio, from affligere. See afflict.
His excellent memory helped him in his affliction.
The strongest personal interest in his life was the affliction which befell him in the loss of his children, one after another.
For most of my life, I had this terrible affliction.
She must face her affliction and clean up the house or she will lose her daughters.
When we suffer from bodily pain there is bound to be mental affliction as well.
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