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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

Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.
Miguel de Unamuno

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

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
David Mallet
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Affliction Translations

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

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