afflict afflict  /əf ˈlɪkt/


  1. (v) cause great unhappiness for; distress
  2. (v) cause physical pain or suffering in

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  1. They are just in the same circles as many drug traffickers and are caught up in the jealousies and arguments that afflict everyone in that world.
  2. Moreover he foresees a need for fresh commitments by Britain and other powers as terrorism and tyranny afflict populations in Africa and the Middle East.


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    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gawker


  1. "India needs to grow at the rate of at least 10 percent per annum to get rid of chronic poverty, ignorance and disease which still afflict millions of our people," Singh said.
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Reuters India

  2. Benedict said that as he sets out for Africa, he has in mind "the victims of hunger, disease, injustice, fratricidal conflicts and every form of violence which unfortunately continue to afflict adults and children, without sparing missionaries"...
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The message should go out to everyone - developed and developing countries - we are all in this together. We have to make sure that climate change does not afflict the inhabitants of this planet," Pachauri told a cheering crowd of some 200...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Rajendra Pachauri Source:

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