Origin of affliction
Examples from the Web for affliction
It was an affliction that he shared with two close friends, humorist Art Buchwald and writer William Styron.
And for some reason they think that because of Affliction [his early Oscar-nominated performance].Nick Nolte on 'Warrior,' Going Indie, and His Oscar Prospects|Richard Rushfield|November 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was simply written: a man with an affliction on half his face who wears a tin mask to cover it.
I thought, if he had an affliction over half his face, maybe he was missing part of his mouth.
Typically, Borges embraced his affliction “as a gift,” which encouraged recollection.
No remedy can be had for this affliction, and I have never known it to cure spontaneously.
But there is where affliction overtook me; they debated its authorship.The Cavalier|George Washington Cable
The exact occupational cause of the affliction is, of course, more difficult to prove.
The sufferer obstinately refuses to accept their theory of his affliction or to adopt the remedies his friends propose.Wit and Humor of the Bible|Marion D. Shutter
The next morning proved to be a Sunday and she felt a need of spiritual help in her hour of affliction.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for affliction
Word Origin and History for affliction
c.1300, from Old French afliction (11c.), from Latin afflictionem (nominative afflictio), noun of action from past participle stem of affligere (see afflict).