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The state of being in pain
“A scream of pure affliction passed across her lips and infinite pain seemed to hit her, bruising her heart.”
A cause of pain or harm
“His grandmother had the same affliction that his mother was cursed with.”
Deep sadness especially for the loss of someone or something loved
“… felt such great affliction over the destruction of the beautiful old home.”
A source of harm or misfortune
“… alcohol has been his affliction ever since he took his first drink at the age of 12.”
A source of persistent emotional distress
“… suffered from afflictions that only a professional therapist could deal with.”
Something that causes loss or pain
“… cronyism and corruption are afflictions on the body politic.”
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