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used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
  • I slept with Grandmother Baxter, who was afflicted with chronic bronchitis and smoked heavily.
    p. 204.8
afflicted = stricken (suffered from)
  • In the evening, when we were alone like that, Uncle Willie didn't stutter or shake or give any indication that he had an "affliction."
    p. 16.9
  • Then she bent down and touched me as mothers of the church "lay hands on the sick and afflicted" and I quieted.
    p. 33.2
  • Because of the lurid tales we read and our vivid imaginations and, probably, memories of our brief but hectic lives, Bailey and I were afflicted—he physically and I mentally.
    p. 72.3
  • In the first weeks my family accepted my behavior as a post-rape, post-hospital affliction.
    p. 87.9
  • Southern Negroes used that term to mean sensitive and tended to look upon a person with that affliction as being a little sick or in delicate health.
    p. 92.9
  • "Build us up where we're torn down ... Bless the sick and the afflicted ..."
    p. 125.5

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