out sick


: not at work because one is sick
She has been out sick all week.

Examples of out sick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First baseman Brandon Belt was out sick, while third baseman Matt Chapman and catcher Danny Jansen are each injured. Janie McCauley, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Sep. 2023 Washington — Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio's sentencing hearing, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, has been delayed due to the judge being out sick, a U.S. Marshals Service spokesperson said. Robert Legare, CBS News, 30 Aug. 2023 An entire surgical team in his orbit was out sick with COVID this week. Helena Oliviero, ajc, 24 Aug. 2023 By Monday of this week, the attendance rate had dropped to 81%, with 14 staff members also out sick, Shuler said. Zenebou Sylla, CNN, 24 Aug. 2023 Some 300 businesses with over 10,000 employees participated in the study which found an average 0.9 percent of those employees were out sick on Aug. 24, a higher percentage than on any other day of the year, according to David Hehenberger, Flamingo’s founder. Mia Gindis, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Aug. 2023 Healthcare workers in particular being out sick at the same time. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2023 Cody Bellinger returned after being out sick on Saturday. Cardinals: Gorman was in the lineup after sitting out a day with an illness. Ken Maguire, ajc, 25 June 2023 But the day her manuscript arrived, fate intervened when his assistant was out sick and Salerno opened the envelope. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 24 May 2023 See More

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“Out sick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20sick. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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