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cause physical pain or suffering in

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No--no, O Excellency Our Governor, we will not harm a hair on the head of the afflicted of God.
"O Excellency," said the smooth voice of Farag, laying the Field and Country Life square on the table, "is the afflicted of God who resembles Bigglebai one with the man whom the Inspector met in the great house in England, and to whom he told the tale of the Mudir's Cranes?"
"Come and see the afflicted of God,." he cried musically, "whose face, indeed, resembles that of Bigglebai."
"The afflicted of God is the guest of The Excellency Our Governor.
On one He bestows strength to slay Emirs; another He causes to go mad and wander in the sun, like the afflicted sons of Melik-meid."
"I will not rise, senor," answered the afflicted damsel, "unless of your courtesy the boon I ask is first granted me."
"It will not be to the detriment or prejudice of any of them, my worthy lord," said the afflicted damsel; and here Sancho Panza drew close to his master's ear and said to him very softly, "Your worship may very safely grant the boon she asks; it's nothing at all; only to kill a big giant; and she who asks it is the exalted Princess Micomicona, queen of the great kingdom of Micomicon of Ethiopia."
Presently, a sort of choking sound came out of the pillow, and went straight to her heart the most pathetic sob she ever heard, for, though it was the most natural means of relief, the poor fellow must not indulge in it because of the afflicted eyes.
IT was a Chicago journalist and humourist by the name of Finley Peter Dunne who said more than a century ago that, 'the job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.' In other words, the job of the news media is to hold the powerful in the society to account and to protect the weak and the vulnerable from the oppression of the powerful.
It took you a lot of words and still, you didn't answer ("Journalism's Silver Lining," November 2018) so, for your elucidation: as soon as reporters and editors learn that their job is to inform, and nothing more, they will realize that this is a 24/7 endeavor--if you want to do it right--and they will learn that their job is not to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
In "The Prohibitionist Curse" (March), Matt Welch mentions the "resource curse" that seems to afflict nations "blessed" with abundant resources.
Not all is hunky-dory in Santa Ana: the paper stumbled on how it handles political advertising late last month and in his newspaper business education, someone forgot to tell Kushner about Finley Peter Dunne's famous line, "The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable," causing him to say his paper doesn't afflict anyone.
"I think the job of the church is not just to comfort the afflicted but to afflict the comfortable" - Douglas Alexander, shadow foreign secretary, on the St Paul's protest.
Everybody says so" Nancy Dell'Olio's description of Strictly Come Dancing since she was voted off the show last week "I think the job of the church is not just to comfort the afflicted but to afflict the comfortable" Douglas Alexander, Shadow Foreign Secretary, on the St Paul's protest "The only reason I wasn't part of those riots burning streets was because I've been taught not to do that.