“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.
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.