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used in King Lear

4 uses
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cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
  • Never afflict yourself to know more of it; But let his disposition have that scope That dotage gives it.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (83% in)
  • Things that love night Love not such nights as these; the wrathful skies Gallow the very wanderers of the dark, And make them keep their caves; since I was man, Such sheets of fire, such bursts of horrid thunder, Such groans of roaring wind and rain I never Remember to have heard: man's nature cannot carry Th' affliction nor the fear.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the heath. Storm continues (50% in)
  • This world I do renounce, and, in your sights, Shake patiently my great affliction off: If I could bear it longer, and not fall To quarrel with your great opposeless wills, My snuff and loathed part of nature should Burn itself out.
    4.6 — Act 4 Scene 6 — The country near Dover (14% in)
  • I do remember now: henceforth I'll bear Affliction till it do cry out itself, 'Enough, enough,' and die.
    4.6 — Act 4 Scene 6 — The country near Dover (28% in)

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