1. The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief.
Some virtues are seen only in affliction.
2. The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, calamity, adversity, persecution.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous. Ps. 34.
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"Entry for 'Affliction'". "King James Dictionary".