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
Her passion was hosting people, and serving tea and dessert, and continued to do so even though her illness was taking its toll.
After a resounding defeat, James IV of Majorca died of his chronic illness in Aragon.
Savren-McCormick and Todd were initially wary of taking Skye such a far distance with her illness.
After struggling to bring back diners following multiple illness outbreaks, Chipotle has recently started to see better results under Niccol, who took the helm in March.
Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson, 89, is in a Las Vegas hospital battling a terminal illness.
There’s nothing wrong with searching for a way to help patients with a terminal illness beat the odds of their prognosis — unless doctors haven’t prepared the patients for the far more likely outcome, Gawande says.
From surprising an 88-year-old fan facing a terminal illness to taking in his nieces and nephew after their parents deaths, the kindness in Luke Bryan's heart never ceases to amaze us.
Supporters say right-to-try legislation enables those with terminal illnesses to access experimental drugs and new treatments early in the development pipeline.
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ILLNESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of illness for English Language Learners
: a condition of being unhealthy in your body or mind
: a specific condition that prevents your body or mind from working normally : a sickness or disease
ILLNESS Defined for Kids
Definition of illness for Students
- Germs can cause illness.
- Colds are a common illness.
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