This is among the best and most affecting novels of the year, an astonishing miss by the book editors at The New York Times.
He used to be really concerned about how violence was affecting Carl, is that still on his mind?
Yet none came close to affecting me as deeply as the death of Olivia.
President Ronald Reagan took similar action, affecting about 100,000 families.
Sometimes he dons a ranger hat, which is about as imaginative as cowboy boots for affecting a down-home cool.
There is evidently a grand mathematical principle directing all nature, and affecting everything produced.
Will you doubt, my dear, that my next trial will be the most affecting that I have yet had?
The quantity of money would be absolutely irrelevant as affecting its value.
Absorbed in the struggle with his conscience he had no least suspicion of how his words were affecting her.
Was it the fearful malarial heat of the low-lying forest country, often swampy, which was affecting her?
late 14c., "mental state," from Latin noun use of affectus "furnished, supplied, endowed," figuratively "disposed, constituted, inclined," past participle of afficere "to do; treat, use, manage, handle; act on; have influence on, do something to," a verb of broad meaning, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + facere (past participle factus) "do" (see factitious). Perhaps obsolete except in psychology. Related: Affects.
"to make an impression on," 1630s; earlier "to attack" (c.1600), "act upon, infect" (early 15c.), from affect (n.). Related: Affected; affecting.
"to make a pretense of," 1660s, earlier "to assume the character of (someone)" (1590s); originally in English "to aim at, aspire to, desire" (early 15c.), from Middle French affecter (15c.), from Latin affectare "to strive after, aim at," frequentative of afficere (past participle affectus) "to do something to, act on" (see affect (n.)). Related: Affected; affecting.
affect af·fect (ə-fěkt')
v. af·fect·ed, af·fect·ing, af·fects
To have an influence on or affect a change in.
To attack or infect, as a disease.
A feeling or emotion as distinguished from thought, or action.
A strong feeling with active consequences.