Sometimes he dons a ranger hat, which is about as imaginative as cowboy boots for affecting a down-home cool.
This is among the best and most affecting novels of the year, an astonishing miss by the book editors at The New York Times.
SCOTUS' landmark same-sex marriage decisions Wednesday are affecting more than just gay couples.
He used to be really concerned about how violence was affecting Carl, is that still on his mind?
Perhaps most affecting is Alex Hopkins, a shy 14-year-old from Sioux City, Iowa.
There is evidently a grand mathematical principle directing all nature, and affecting everything produced.
Either an influence was affecting the child from within or an influence was affecting her from without.
The quantity of money would be absolutely irrelevant as affecting its value.
"You will see," said La Croix, affecting mystery; he knew no more than the other.
Was it the fearful malarial heat of the low-lying forest country, often swampy, which was affecting her?
late 14c., "mental state," from Latin noun use of affectus "furnished, supplied, endowed," figuratively "disposed, constituted, inclined," past participle of afficere "to do; treat, use, manage, handle; act on; have influence on, do something to," a verb of broad meaning, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + facere (past participle factus) "do" (see factitious). Perhaps obsolete except in psychology. Related: Affects.
"to make an impression on," 1630s; earlier "to attack" (c.1600), "act upon, infect" (early 15c.), from affect (n.). Related: Affected; affecting.
"to make a pretense of," 1660s, earlier "to assume the character of (someone)" (1590s); originally in English "to aim at, aspire to, desire" (early 15c.), from Middle French affecter (15c.), from Latin affectare "to strive after, aim at," frequentative of afficere (past participle affectus) "to do something to, act on" (see affect (n.)). Related: Affected; affecting.
affect af·fect (ə-fěkt')
v. af·fect·ed, af·fect·ing, af·fects
To have an influence on or affect a change in.
To attack or infect, as a disease.
A feeling or emotion as distinguished from thought, or action.
A strong feeling with active consequences.