Thesaurus / ailed


Last summer, after several years with the business, I resigned from my position to care full-time for my ailing parents.

Miss Manners: How to ask indirectly about a missing giftJudith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina MartinJanuary 7, 2021Washington Post

Their immediate goal was to encourage the construction of new office buildings in the city’s ailing downtown, where much land sat undeveloped.

Most recently ABG has purchased Brooks Brothers, Forever 21 and Barneys — all ailing for their own set of reasons.

Her hysterical caresses awakened him and the little fellow could not understand what ailed his mother.

Bengal Dacoits and TigersMaharanee Sunity Devee

Margery wondered what ailed them, till she remembered about John's "wood-collecting" evidence, and blushed suddenly at her folly.

Then Gunnar besought her to be comforted and to show what ailed her, but for a long while he might win no word in answer.

The locksmith's wife knew better perhaps, than he, what ailed her daughter.

Barnaby RudgeCharles Dickens

I always told you that not having enough of sunshine was what ailed the world.

Pearls of ThoughtMaturin M. Ballou

Artists will readily guess what ailed Joseph, and kept him restless all night.

The Two BrothersHonore de Balzac

Then she revived all at once, and there was more life in the house for a little while—she had found out what ailed him: but oh!

The Days of My LifeMrs. Oliphant


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