violently ill

idiom

US
: so nauseated so as to cause one to vomit
He became violently ill.

Examples of violently ill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dozens of hikers visiting Havasupai Falls at the bottom of the Grand Canyon have reported falling violently ill with a mysterious sickness. Christina Coulter, Fox News, 14 June 2024 The last thing Itō remembers from that dinner is getting violently ill in the bathroom. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 25 Jan. 2024 Video shown by Court TV appeared to show Vander Ark become violently ill after being shown photos of her son's emaciated body. CBS News, 18 Dec. 2023 Some officers rushed outside, gasped for air and became violently ill after walking inside the dark, dingy property that had no electricity and reeked of death. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, 24 Sep. 2023 Alistair Fuller/Associated Press Former intelligence operatives In 2006, Russian defector Alexander Litvinenko, a former agent for the KGB and its post-Soviet successor agency, the FSB, felt violently ill in London after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210, dying three weeks later. Dasha Litvinova, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2023 Set in 1987 in the Malaysian state of Kedah, the film follows Cheong, a devout believer in folk god Datuk, who suddenly falls violently ill. Jeff Ewing, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Open all hours of the day and night to people who are often victims of violence or violently ill, ERs fill with patients and their families who frequently unleash their frustration and aggression on the very people trying to help them. jsonline.com, 10 Dec. 2020 The Skripal attack took place on British soil, whereas Navalny fell violently ill on a domestic Russian flight to Moscow, the officials said. Patrick Donahue, Bloomberg.com, 7 Oct. 2020

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“Violently ill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/violently%20ill. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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