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.
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.
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.
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.
Telesca also dismissed a supervisory liability claim against the city because there was no personal involvement of any city official or policymaker; and dismissed claims of intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Gottlieb alleged age discrimination, harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress in his lawsuit filed last August.
The woman is seeking unspecified damages from Sheen for battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and fraud.
His words came during a press conference whereby he said that Bourj Hammoud was dear to his heart and "we will not allow the infliction of additional suffering.
Residents of the of the Yousifkhel tribes after the incident said that the government should properly rehabilitate the Basic Health Unites (BHUs) at the agency to stop further the infliction of the disease to others children.
He admitted "the infliction of blunt force trauma and physical violence" to Babs and failing to provide proper and necessary veterinary care for her fractured jaw and facial injuries.