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afflict
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
  • I would nurse the afflicted.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (38% in)
  • As an afflicted marquis observed not long ago (he must have been treated by a specialist) in confession to his spiritual father—a Jesuit.
    Book 11 — Ivan (90% in)
  • Of the deceased Smerdyakov he observed, crossing himself, that he was a lad of ability, but stupid and afflicted, and, worse still, an infidel, and that it was Fyodor Pavlovitch and his elder son who had taught him to be so.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (9% in)
  • I mean an afflicted idiot, formerly the servant, and possibly the illegitimate son, of Fyodor Pavlovitch, Smerdyakov.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (42% in)
  • Persons severely afflicted with epilepsy are, so the most skillful doctors tell us, always prone to continual and morbid self-reproach.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (52% in)

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