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The Winter's Tale
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  • I am sorry, sir, I have thus far stirr’d you: but I could afflict you further.
  • One of these is true: I think affliction may subdue the cheek, But not take in the mind.
  • Alas, I have show’d too much The rashness of a woman: he is touch’d To th’ noble heart—What’s gone and what’s past help, Should be past grief: do not receive affliction At my petition; I beseech you, rather Let me be punish’d, that have minded you Of what you should forget.
  • Do, Paulina; For this affliction has a taste as sweet As any cordial comfort.
  • A course more promising Than a wild dedication of yourselves To unpath’d waters, undream’d shores, most certain To miseries enough: no hope to help you; But as you shake off one to take another: Nothing so certain as your anchors; who Do their best office if they can but stay you Where you’ll be loath to be: besides, you know Prosperity’s the very bond of love, Whose fresh complexion and whose heart together Affliction alters.

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

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