Examples of sickness in a Sentence
He died from an unknown sickness.
she was plagued by sickness most of her adult life
Recent Examples of sickness from the Web
In the cold winter months, prisoners are denied warm clothing or beanies to prevent sickness while out on yard.
Mehdi Diouane, an advocate for people with disabilities in Morocco, is beaming, despite some residual motion sickness.
That being said, there are dozens of factors that can affect each person’s individual water needs, from exercising to sickness.
An equal number may have died from sickness and disease.
Kevin Molino did not play due to sickness, according to the Minnesota StarTribune.
The third athlete who was seen as a strong candidate to reach state, senior Andrew Niewiarowski, did not perform due to sickness.
The Narwhal also participated in the rescue of a deep-sea diver who had contracted the bends, or decompression sickness caused by the formation of gas bubbles that can enter the body because of rapid changes in pressure under water.
But because of fears over decompression sickness, and because pure oxygen had been used successfully in earlier space programs, NASA insisted on it being used again.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of sickness
before 12th century
SICKNESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sickness for English Language Learners
: unhealthy condition of body or mind : the state of being sick
: a specific type of disease or illness
: the feeling you have in your stomach when you think you are going to vomit
SICKNESS Defined for Kids
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