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afflict
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
  • Deep affliction has but strengthened and refined them.'
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (38% in)
  • Mr. Bumble!' cried Noah, with well-affected dismay: and in tones so loud and agitated, that they not only caught the ear of Mr. Bumble himself, who happened to be hard by, but alarmed him so much that he rushed into the yard without his cocked hat,—which is a very curious and remarkable circumstance: as showing that even a beadle, acted upon a sudden and powerful impulse, may be afflicted with a momentary visitation of loss of self-possession, and forgetfulness of personal dignity.
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (7% in)
  • 'If you are in poverty or affliction I shall be truly glad to relieve you if I can,—I shall indeed.
    Chapter 40 — A Strange Interview, Which is a Sequel to the Last Chamber (16% in)

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