infliction

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Boarham coming to do so; and then he stepped laughingly forward and said, "Come, I'll preserve you from that infliction.
The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us.
And of your infliction," cried Elizabeth with energy.
They were at a loss to know whether he had been scalped in battle, or enjoyed a natural immunity from that belligerent infliction.
I was about to utter an impertinence, I confess, ma'am, but recollected in time, that young men's protestations of what THEY would do by way of reforming the world, is not of half the importance to others that they so often fancy; so I shall spare you the infliction.
From this infliction of silence there was no relief.