NOTE: refers to the state experienced by a subject, -not- the cause of the hardship (Sense 3)
NOTE: often in phrases 'X's affliction' 'X BE in affliction'
We saw so many poor people there in great affliction.
He soothed his emotional afflictions through drinking.
Sally realized her afflictions with her job were small compared to Betty's situation.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
He developed a crippling affliction of the nervous system
The hypochondriac described many imagined afflictions to the doctor.
Exercise reduced her affliction of chronic pain in the lower back.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: refers to the cause, not the resulting state of hardship (Sense 1)
NOTE: occurs in phrases 'X BE affliction' , 'the affliction of Y'
The tsunami was a great affliction for the island community.
He overcame the afflictions of poverty and prejudice.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
NOTE: rare usage - nominalization of astrological sense of verb 'afflict'
The astrologer described the affliction of Jupiter by Mars in opposition.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)