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
Stress, travel, sickness, extreme weight loss, rigorous exercise, and even certain medications (like steroids and antipsychotics) can screw with your cycle, says Dr. Ross.
The Michigan Department of Education allows school districts to count six days as forgiven if classes have been canceled for things such as bad weather, sickness outbreaks or infrastructure problems.
Federal and local officials expressed concern that the storm's aftermath could bring other industrial accidents, environmental contamination and the potential for sickness and disease.
One in Greece in 2011-12 infected 189 people, a warning that countries like Switzerland should be prepared to treat those who arrive carrying the sickness.
Animals exhibiting signs of sickness and aggressive behavior should be reported to Animal Control at 561-233-1200.
Some schools have nurses, but not enough medicine to help with the student sicknesses.
After battling severe pregnancy sickness for the past month, Kate stepped out for the first time last week with a hint of a baby bump.
Yes, antebellum families from Georgia and South Carolina spent summers near the mountain town to escape the heat and sickness of their plantations.
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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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