Roleset id: afflict.01 , suffer, Source: , vncls: , framnet: afflict.01: AFFLICT-V NOTES: Member of Vncls amuse-31.1. (from afflict.01-v)
Arg0-PAG: causer of suffering (vnrole: 31.1-stimulus)
Arg1-PPT: entity suffering (vnrole: 31.1-experiencer)
Arg2-MNR: instrument, if separate from arg0
Example: active, no instrument
person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle
But the former U.S. president's sixth visit to China, during which he spoke at length with Chinese leaders, was nowhere near as successful at easing strains that [*T*] have recently afflicted the Sino-U.S. relationship.
Arg0: [*T*] (= that)
Argm-slc: that -> strains
Arg1: the Sino-U.S. relationship
Example: passive, no instrument
person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle
Mr. Bennett declared in April that he would make Washington a ``test case'' for how the Bush administration would aid [cities]-1 afflicted *trace*-1 by heavy drug trafficking and violence.
Arg1: *trace*-1 (- cities)
Arg0: by heavy drug trafficking and violence
Example: watch out. all args.
person: third,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: participle
The hand of the LORD was heavy against the people of Ashdod, and he terrified and afflicted them with tumors
Arg2: with tumors