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Suffering, hardship or pain that one has to endure
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“He suffered greatly from a most painful abscess in his side, yet he did not cease to travel and to preach, patiently enduring his affliction.”
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A physical ailment, disorder or illness
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“Mr. Pound has been recovering from an affliction. He has been sitting in his den listening to opera records all week.”
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A cause of great distress or misfortune
“But as we feel compassion for her, we can empathize with the sorrow and anxiety that gave rise to the affliction of alcohol dependency.”
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A feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or misfortune
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“Lord Lucan, as you may suppose, felt great affliction when he heard that the French had taken possession of Castlebar.”
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An emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition
“What does it tell us about the nature of the mind that one can have a mental affliction that is not based on an emotion?”
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Harm, damage or injury, or that which cases it
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“These dissensions are a great affliction on schools and a principal impediment to education in this country.”
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An instance, or the result, of being physically hurt or injured
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A person or thing that brings bad luck
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A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear
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A feeling of having committed wrong or failed in an obligation
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(religion) A state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinner passes after death
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An unfavorable circumstance or condition that reduces the chances of success or effectiveness
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A difficult or very unpleasant person or thing
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A sin or moral transgression
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Hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of one's background or beliefs
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