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Definition of Affliction


  1. The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, etc.; an instance of grievous distress; a pain or grief.
  2. The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief.

Affliction Quotations

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
H. G. Wells

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
Charles Spurgeon

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
Washington Irving

Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
Robert Burns

We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.
Dwight L. Moody
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Affliction Translations

affliction in Dutch is droefheit, hartzeer, beproeving
affliction in Latin is plaga
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