“This Vanderbilt person is a perfect example,” Beyer says of the “PTSD” afflicting so many in the transgender community.
And the strokes themselves are extremely rare, afflicting an estimated two people out of every 100,000.
This question highlights some of the hypocrisy currently afflicting Republican partisans on the issue of infidelity.
Exit might give them a nice export boost, relieving some of the crippling unemployment currently afflicting Italian workers.
A prominent agent used that telling phrase to describe the problem that was afflicting Cruise.
We could judge of the extent of their sufferings from the afflicting sight we now saw.
The distress consequent on this depreciation was great and afflicting.
My heart is much affected in having to commence my journal on a foreign shore by recording such an afflicting event.
Doubtless God is just in afflicting us, and has his reasons.
They were too young to know that they were slaves, or to understand the nature of the afflicting separation.
late 14c., "to cast down," from Old French aflicter, from Latin afflictare "to damage, harass, torment," frequentative of affligere (past participle afflictus) "to dash down, overthrow," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fligere (past participle flictus) "to strike," from PIE root *bhlig- "to strike" (cf. Greek phlibein "to press, crush," Czech blizna "scar," Welsh blif "catapult"). Transferred meaning of "trouble, distress," is first recorded 1530s. Related: Afflicted; afflicting.