verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for inflict
It’s as though all of the trauma inflicted by a beloved teacher has been projected off onto these weirdos with the British slang, characters it is safe to loathe and be viscerally disgusted by.The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained|Constance Grady|November 20, 2020|Vox
“We are very sorry for the incredible financial burden and terrible inconvenience this is inflicting on all involved,” the group said in a statement posted to the event’s website.Virginia gun show canceled after judge orders organizers to adhere to state coronavirus crowd limits|Antonio Olivo|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Other types of shocks may be rare occurrences, but they can inflict much bigger losses and need to be on the radar screen as well.
We still don’t know the mechanisms that allow pathogens to inflict harm on the food we eat, even as we’re working on developing better vaccines to combat such viruses in aquaculture.
Moreover, Mackey wrote that many of our health problems are “self-inflicted,” and could be prevented with better lifestyle choices.How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully) (Ep. 438)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 5, 2020|Freakonomics
And so the same creeping rot of the rule of law that the administration has inflicted on immigration now bedevils our drug laws.
It seemed gratuitous and counter-intuitive in a story that had already inflicted more than enough suffering.
“They got their chance and they inflicted great pain in the eyes of the world,” said Kakar.
Violent ends can be self-inflicted, at the hands of fellow prisoners, or caused by the guards.
Aside from the emotional stress the court case inflicted on her family, she has no regrets.
He shrank, as from some one who inflicted pain as a child, unwittingly, to see what the effect would be.
Devoted to the task that he had inflicted upon himself, he grudged every hour that kept him from the field of operations.
He was determined to have it, if only because no greater insult can be inflicted on a Mohammedan than to bare his head.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
As against the pain she inflicted, he had been generous, long-suffering— therefore his conduct was 'beautiful and precious.'
The court paid him the high compliment of refusing his suit, declaring that he had himself inflicted sufficient punishment.