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 board suggested making the medicine available to patients suffering from terminal illness, neurodegenerative diseases, and spinal-cord damage.
Anita Rose Lazarus of Coconut Creek died April 6th from a sudden unexpected illness.
Clients can receive meals on a short-term basis, such as when recovering from illness or surgery, or indefinitely.
Among Rafael and Maria’s seven children, only five would live to adulthood (an infant boy and adolescent girl died prematurely from illness).
Kelly hurriedly phoned the secretary of state, suffering from an illness in Kenya, to warn him that the President was ready to announce his ouster.
When 11-year-old Isabella Pieri's mother passed away two years ago from a rare illness, her father stepped in to do the job, and though his efforts were valiant, the results were apparently not quite up to par.
Researchers with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance are looking to determine why more young people are suffering from the illness.
Rina Kawaei, a former AKB48 member turned actress, gives a subdued, convincing performance as Natsuki, a teenager who mourns the death of her best friend, Niki, who passes away from a terminal illness shortly before their high school graduation.
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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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