afligir

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afligir (first-person singular present indicative aflijo, past participle afligido)

  1. harm (cause damage)
  2. (transitive) afflict (to cause pain to)

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Latin affligere.

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afligir (first-person singular present aflijo, first-person singular preterite afligí, past participle afligido)

  1. to afflict
    • 1835, Carlos María de Bustamante, Mañanas de la Alameda de México[1]:
      ¿Qué te aflije, pues, Señor?.... diviértete, alegra, y disipa tus males....
      What afflicts you then, sir? Be happy, and dispel your ills.
    • 1875, Wilkie Collins, translated by Cristina Graell, 1997, La ley y la dama[2]:
      ¡Maldita sea, coja el bastón! No le aflija. Azóteme en la espalda. ¡Goplpéeme!
      Damn it, take the stick! Don't let it afflict you. Whip me in the back. Hit me!

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