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Afflictive  adj.  Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief; distressing. "Jove's afflictive hand." "Spreads slow disease, and darts afflictive pain."

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"Afflictive" Quotes from Famous Books

... in its dealings. We cannot alter its decrees. Resignation to its will, whether merciful or afflictive, is one of those eminent virtues which adorn the good man's character, and ever find a brilliant reward in the regions of unsullied splendour, far ...
— Alonzo and Melissa - The Unfeeling Father • Daniel Jackson, Jr.

... his writing was his chief labor, which went slowly on, for he had no amanuensis, and his weakness took up so much of his time. "All the pains that my infirmities ever brought on me," he adds, "were never half so grievous and afflictive as the unavoidable loss of time which they occasioned. I could not bear, through the weakness of my stomach, to rise before seven, and afterwards not till much later; and some infirmities I labored under made it ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867 • Various

... also represented a lower rental, and poverty obliged them to take this into account. When the second house stood tenantless, as had now been the case for half a year, Mrs. Cross' habitually querulous comment on life rose to a note of acrimony very afflictive to her daughter Bertha. The two bore as little resemblance to each other, physical or mental, as mother and child well could. Bertha Cross was a sensible, thoughtful girl, full of kindly feeling, and blest with a humorous turn that enabled her to see the amusing rather than the carking side ...
— Will Warburton • George Gissing

Words linked to "Afflictive" :   painful, sore, unpleasant, afflict

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