Examples from the Web for afflictive
The "afflictive birch, cursed by unlettered idle youth," has other uses than that which the quotation would seem likely to imply.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson
What shall we do but seek ability at the Divine footstool to bow in humble resignation to this afflictive dispensation?
"I do well to be angry, even unto death," is the usual style in which we greet the afflictive providence of God.
It is well in all circumstances, even in the most afflictive, with those who have God for their comforter.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
The dispensation may be dark, and afflictive, and even profoundly mysterious; yet we should think, it is God that hath done it.A Memorial of Mrs. Margaret Breckinridge|Archibald Alexander