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  • It appears to the afflicted Mr. Guppy and his inconsolable friend that there is no end to the Dedlocks, whose family greatness seems to consist in their never having done anything to distinguish themselves for seven hundred years.
  • Secondly, Mr. Snagsby has to lay upon the table half a crown, his usual panacea for an immense variety of afflictions.
  • I raised my mother up, praying and beseeching her not to stoop before me in such affliction and humiliation.
  • It may be that if we knew more of such strange afflictions we might be the better able to alleviate their intensity.
  • We were here interrupted by Peepy, whose leg had undergone so much on account of his sister’s unconsciously jerking it like a bellrope whenever she was emphatic that the afflicted child now bemoaned his sufferings with a very low-spirited noise.
  • I have no doubt he knew there would be something in the simple image of the poor afflicted creature that would fall like a gentle lesson on my mind at that time.
  • The peerage contributes more four-wheeled affliction than has ever been seen in that neighbourhood.
  • His anxiety, his eagerness, and affliction at this pass are pitiable to behold.
  • I had to think again of being more deserving of his love and his affliction before I could go on.
  • "It’s come at last!" thinks the afflicted stationer, as recollection breaks upon him.
  • I believe there never was a better mother than Caddy, who learns, in her scanty intervals of leisure, innumerable deaf and dumb arts to soften the affliction of her child.
  • How mankind ever came to be afflicted with wiglomeration, or for whose sins these young people ever fell into a pit of it, I don’t know; so it is."
  • …nature of her game, but by degrees it confusedly comes to light that she is a woman overwhelmed with injuries and wrongs, whom Mr. Snagsby has habitually deceived, abandoned, and sought to keep in darkness, and whose chief comfort, under her afflictions, has been the sympathy of the late Mr. Tulkinghorn, who showed so much commiseration for her on one occasion of his calling in Cook’s Court in the absence of her perjured husband that she has of late habitually carried to him all her…

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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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