Examples of illness in a Sentence
Her body was not able to defend itself against illness.
Hundreds of soldiers died from illness and hunger.
He showed no signs of illness.
Scientists have not yet found a cure for this illness.
cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses
She died at the age of 60 after a brief illness.
Recent Examples of illness from the Web
The bacteria can cause symptoms ranging from a flu-like illness to a type of pneumonia long known as Legionnaires’ disease.
My first album [dealt] with recovering from that illness, and looking at myself with self love.
Eliaquim Mangala has underwhelmed during his time in Manchester and has been sent out on loan at Everton, while John Stones is still recovering from an illness after two weeks out.
This was a game the Hornets could have won; the Nuggets are every bit as fragile as the Hornets have been for much of this season, and the home team was hurting with injuries and illness.
The baritone singer died at a hospital in Chicago sometime Thursday night or Friday morning of complications from an unspecified illness, his manager, Toby Ludwig, told Reuters.
During the last flu season, the department recorded at least 11 deaths and the year before, seven Alaskans died from the illness.
Most were elderly, some confined to intensive care units or suffering from respiratory illnesses.
The Grizzlies had five players sidelined — most notably starting point guard Mike Conley, starting forward JaMychal Green and reserve wing Chandler Parsons — because of injury or illness.
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First Known Use of illness
Synonymsaffection, ail, ailment, bug, complaint, complication, condition, disorder, distemper, distemperature, fever, ill, disease, infirmity, malady, sickness, trouble
Related Wordscontagion, contagious disease; contagium, infection; attack, bout, fit, spell; debility, decrepitude, feebleness, frailness, lameness, sickliness, unhealthiness, unsoundness, unwellness, weakness; malaise, matter, pip; epidemic, pest, pestilence, plague
Near Antonymsfitness, healthiness, heartiness, robustness, soundness, wholeness, wholesomeness; fettle, shape
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