infliction


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an excessive, unwelcome burden

Synonyms for infliction

the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)

an act causing pain or damage

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When such personages could constitute a part of the spectacle, without risking the majesty, or reverence of rank and office, it was safely to be inferred that the infliction of a legal sentence would have an earnest and effectual meaning.
Suffice it that I submitted and went through with the cruel infliction of a shave by a French barber; tears of exquisite agony coursed down my cheeks now and then, but I survived.
But the practitioners of the barbarous art, so remorseless in their inflictions upon the brawny limbs of the warriors of the tribe, seem to be conscious that it needs not the resources of their profession to augment the charms of the maidens of the vale.
Boarham coming to do so; and then he stepped laughingly forward and said, "Come, I'll preserve you from that infliction."'
They were at a loss to know whether he had been scalped in battle, or enjoyed a natural immunity from that belligerent infliction. In a little while, he became known among them by an Indian name, signifying "the bald chief." "A sobriquet," observes the captain, "for which I can find no parallel in history since the days of 'Charles the Bald.'"
"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. Seventy-five dollars, Mademoiselle Hennequin, would be a high price for such a thing, even in Paris, I fancy."
From this infliction of silence there was no relief.
A girl has to be in a sunnier mood than she was to bear up without wincing under the infliction of a duet consisting of the Rock of Ages and Waiting for the Robert E.
There were moments when I was bewildered by the terror he inspired, because I had no appeal whatever against either his menaces or his inflictions; the servants did not like to offend their young master by taking my part against him, and Mrs.
And the "rest of them" had good reason to breathe the same prayer, for Marie paraded her new misery as the reason and apology for all sorts of inflictions on every one about her.
The woman is now being charged for intentional infliction of grave injury to the health of a minor.
YouTube is now on fire after removing videos of robot fights which the company alleged as videos showing deliberate infliction of animal suffering.
Anthony Trinidad by two gunmen aboard a motorcycle in Negros Oriental, as well as the the infliction of bodily harm upon his wife,' Panelo said.
Dillon's claims against TJ Maxx include intentional infliction of emotional distress; negligent infliction of emotional distress; negligence; violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act; violation of New Jersey Law Against Discrimination; and violation of New Jersey Truth-In-Contract, Warranty, and Notice Act.
In addition to the economic and business torts that most advanced tort casebooks discuss, they also consider such areas as trespass and nuisance, economic torts, product liability, insurance, tort reform and non-tort compensation systems, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, privacy, misuse of legal process, and constitutional torts.