Broadway is afflicted with an unfortunate habit, one that must seem in spitballing sessions rife with marketing opportunity: Take a known film quantity and make it live.
Most of the mentally afflicted who could not access treatment in 2020 said it was because they could not afford it or find an available doctor, according to the report.
报告称，大多数在 2020 年无法获得治疗的精神疾病患者表示，这是因为他们负担不起或找不到可用的医生。
But despite the brutal reality of the situation afflicting his boyhood club, Willis says he has tried not to harbour resentment towards those who presided over Wasps’ slide into oblivion.
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To afflict is to cause suffering, pain, or misery. It’s often associated with medical conditions. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is most likely to afflict someone who spends many hours every day typing on our computers.
We get afflict from the Latin word affligere, meaning “to strike down,” which is an old fashioned way of saying to get sick, or to have a condition of some kind. You could argue that chronic indecision was the main problem to afflict Hamlet, or that saying "um," "like," and "you know" are speech tics that afflict teens.
我们从拉丁词 affligere 中得到 afflict，意思是“击倒”，这是一种老式的表达生病或出现某种状况的方式。你可以争辩说，长期优柔寡断是困扰哈姆雷特的主要问题，或者说“嗯”、“喜欢”和“你知道”是困扰青少年的言语抽搐。
In other people’s presence I was, as formerly, deferential and quiet; any other line of conduct being uncalled for: it was only in the evening conferences I thus thwarted and afflicted him.
—Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Among animals, too, epidemic diseases require large, dense populations and don’t afflict just any animal: they’re confined mainly to social animals providing the necessary large populations.
—Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared M. Diamond
The first is the probability of not being afflicted with any of a variety of diseases, accidents, or other misfortunes.
—Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos
afflict (v.)late 14c., "to cast down" (a sense now obsolete), 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."This is reconstructed to be from PIE root bhlig- "to strike" (source also of Greek phlibein "to press, crush," Czech blizna "scar," Welsh blif "catapult"). The weakened or transferred meaning "to trouble in body or mind, harass, distress," is attested from 1530s. Related: Afflicted; afflicting.Related entries & more
afflict (v.)late 14c., “to cast down”（一种现在已过时的意思），源自古法语 aflicter，源自拉丁语 afflictare“破坏、骚扰、折磨”，affligere 的频繁出现（过去分词 afflictus）“冲下来, overthrow,” 来自 ad “to”（参见 ad-）+ fligere（过去分词 flictus）“to strike”。这被重建为 PIE 词根 bhlig- “to strike”（希腊语 phlibein“to press”的来源） , crush,” 捷克语 blizna “疤痕”, 威尔士语 blif “弹射器”)。从 1530 年代开始证明了“身体或精神上的麻烦、骚扰、痛苦”的减弱或转移的意思。相关：受苦；折磨。相关条目及更多
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