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
Happy at home: Evergreen Park junior Kamryn Turner says that a major reason to transfer in after two years on the varsity at Morgan Park Academy was home sickness.
Abbe stuck it out, though, only to be incapacitated by severe altitude sickness.
She’d been trapped in transit for three miserable days, stewing in a horrific sickness only a heroin addict can understand.
But the ride took nearly an hour, and the stopping, starting and swaying gave me motion sickness.
But the number of sickness claims made by Britons after eating at all-inclusive hotels has surged by 500% since 2013, says Mark Tanzer, head of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).
Altitude sickness hit Cade hard on the fourth day of the climb.
These have been radically reshaped to adapt to three national economic sicknesses—a financial system that companies still mistrust after the crisis; a broken tax code; and monopoly profits.
As the BBC reported in May, scientists suspect smallpox and the bubonic plague are trapped in Siberian ice, too — an abridged history of devastating human sickness, left out like egg salad in the Arctic sun.
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First Known Use of sickness
before 12th century
Synonymsillness, indisposition, unhealthiness, unsoundness
Antonymshealth, healthiness, soundness, wellness, wholeness, wholesomeness
Related Wordsmalaise, sickishness; affliction, ailment, condition, disease, disorder, dysfunction (also disfunction), malady, trouble, upset; debility, decrepitude, feebleness, frailness, infirmity, invalidism, invalidity, lameness, sickliness, weakliness, weakness; hypochondria
Near Antonymscomeback, convalescence, healing, mending, rally, recovery, recuperation, rehab, rehabilitation, snapback; fettle, fitness, shape; hardiness, heartiness, lustiness, robustness, ruggedness, stamina, strength, toughness, vigor, vigorousness, vitality; bloom, flush, flushness; weal, welfare, well-being
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