To pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict, harass, punish, or put to death for one's race, sexual identity, adherence to a particular religious creed, or mode of worship.
is applied to a circumstance or event involving adverse fortune or to the suffering or distress occasioned by it
connotes severe affliction continuing over a long and trying period
suggests suffering that tries one's endurance, but in a weaker sense refers to annoyance that tries one's patience
implies pain, suffering, or distress imposed by illness, loss, misfortune, etc.
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The strongest personal interest in his life was the affliction which befell him in the loss of his children, one after another.
But now Mary Tudor succeeded her brother, and Knox in March 1554 escaped into five years' exile abroad, leaving Mrs. Bowes a fine treatise on "Affliction," and sending back to England two editions of a more acrid "Faithful Admonition" on the crisis there.
No leaven shall be eaten with it for seven days, and bread of affliction shall be eaten because they came forth from Egypt in haste.
Since both held the same views regarding the slavery of marriage, and since they only married at all for the sake of possible offspring, the marriage was concealed for some time, and the happiness of the avowed married life was very brief; his wife's death on the 10th of September left Godwin prostrated by affliction, and with a charge for which he was wholly unfit - his infant daughter Mary, and her stepsister, Fanny Imlay, who from that time bore the name of Godwin.
She must face her affliction and clean up the house or she will lose her daughters.