Definition of 'affliction'
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Example sentences containing 'affliction'
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This was to me a great affliction. Christianity Today (2000)This is a common affliction of fibreglass. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We all know people who suffer from this affliction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)How great is this affliction? ALEXANDER THE CORRECTOR (2004)It's a particularly modern affliction. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His grandfather also suffered a similar affliction after spending four years working on the Burma Railway. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In fact, considering what a common affliction deafness is, it does not figure very largely in the annals of literature. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I have to say I admire my own courage in admitting to suffering this affliction. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Used Occasionally. affliction is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'affliction'
British English: affliction NOUN
An affliction is something which causes physical or mental suffering.
Hay fever is an affliction which arrives at an early age.
Definition of affliction from the Collins English Dictionary
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