be afflicted

See: suffer
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The number of those who pretended to be afflicted by witchcraft grew daily more numerous; and they bore testimony against many of the best and worthiest people.
When their substance is drained away, the peasantry will be afflicted by heavy exactions.
"The epidemic zone was cordoned off in order to prevent smuggling the chicken," said Ammar, reassuring that the health center in the region has become well qualified and equipped with the necessary medicines to cure anyone who might be afflicted with Swine Flu.
Now I have grave doubts that the Government could well be afflicted in the same way.
And women in the country aged between 15 and 19 are four times more likely to be afflicted with Aids and HIV than men in the same age group.
EL SEGUNDO, CA -- In what doctors call a medical first, Chris Haslam is actively seeking to be afflicted with the rare skin condition known as hirsutism, where one's entire face is covered in hair.
People who use tasers should themselves be afflicted with a shot from a taser at normal strength as part of their training.
Wright-Phillips may have scored as a substitute against Ukraine last August, but he seemed to be afflicted by opening night nerves on his first international start against Holland at Villa Park.
The Lord has not said, `Thou shalt not be tempted, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shall not be afflicted.' But he did say, `Thou shalt not be overcome.'