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afflict
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
  • It is but little thou sufferest in comparison of them that have suffered so much, were so strongly tempted, so grievously afflicted, so many ways tried and exercised.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (61% in)
  • He thought religion was a very excellent thing, and Aristotle a great authority, and deaneries and prebends useful institutions, and Great Britain the providential bulwark of Protestantism, and faith in the unseen a great support to afflicted minds; he believed in all these things, as a Swiss hotel-keeper believes in the beauty of the scenery around him, and in the pleasure it gives to artistic visitors.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (30% in)
  • And these leaden clouds that never part are apt to create impatience even in the filial affection that streams forth in nothing but tenderness and pity in the time of more obvious affliction.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (47% in)

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