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afflict
used in The Poisonwood Bible

8 uses
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Definition
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
  • I was struck through with my own wayward brand of reverence: praise be the lord of all plagues and secret afflictions!
    Book 1 — Genesis (93% in)
  • Or say I was afflicted with Africa like a bout of a rare disease, from which I have not managed a full recovery.
    Book 1 — Genesis (6% in)
  • I did all the hoeing myself, to spare his afflicted hands.
    Book 1 — Genesis (46% in)
  • Many are the afflictions of the righteous, and the Lord delivers him out of them all.
    Book 1 — Genesis (95% in)
  • But there is no preparing for vipers on the doorstep and drums in the forest, calling up an end to a century of affliction.
    Book 2 — Revelation (9% in)
  • Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all, he declared to the sky, squinting up at God and demanding justice.
    Book 2 — Revelation (12% in)
  • Such affliction I saw on her face I briefly believed myself dead.
    Book 2 — Revelation (55% in)
  • My father came only once, with blue flames curling from his eyebrows and tongue: Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
    Book 5 — Exodus (10% in)

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