Usage examples for affliction

  1. Remorse mingled in the old man's cup of affliction, and while the hot tears rolled down his cheeks he exclaimed, " If she could only come back and I could do it over, I'd love her more, and maybe she'd be better. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  2. Edward has been as a son to me in my affliction, and I like to think that in you he possesses the greatest blessing that my grateful tenderness could desire for him. – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  3. Touch'd at the song, Ulysses straight resign'd To soft affliction all his manly mind. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope