To better see all uses of the word
Jane Eyre
please enable javascript.

Used In
Jane Eyre
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • In other people’s presence I was, as formerly, deferential and quiet; any other line of conduct being uncalled for: it was only in the evening conferences I thus thwarted and afflicted him.
  • Both the sisters seemed struck: not shocked or appalled; the tidings appeared in their eyes rather momentous than afflicting.
  • She told me one evening, when more disposed to be communicative than usual, that John’s conduct, and the threatened ruin of the family, had been a source of profound affliction to her: but she had now, she said, settled her mind, and formed her resolution.
  • I asked of God, at once in anguish and humility, if I had not been long enough desolate, afflicted, tormented; and might not soon taste bliss and peace once more.

  • There are no more uses of "afflict" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • She is afflicted by diabetes.
  • While taking the test, she was afflicted with a toothache and a throbbing head.

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading