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Definition of "afflicting" []

  • Present participle of afflict. (verb)

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Use "afflicting" in a sentence
  • "To return to the unpleasant question of Gaza, Jon Chait had a post the other day explaining that the kind of bloodshed and suffering the Israelis are afflicting is okay because of the asymetric subjective desires of the parties to the conflict:"
  • "Nice job Kentucky in afflicting the rest of us with this piece of horsecrap."
  • "For (Job 28: 1-28) the ways of divine wisdom in afflicting the godly are inscrutable: all that is sure to man is, the fear of the Lord is wisdom (Job 28: 28). by the hand -- rather, concerning the hand of God, namely, what God does in governing men. with the Almighty -- the counsel or principle which regulates God's dealings."