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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ILLNESS

That was the beginning of her illness, February, eighteen eighty-three.

Illness has always been a great source of fear, and still is.

She would presume that he must go home after such an illness: the result she would wait!

I have not dared tell them of your marriage—only of your illness.

He seemed in his illness to love everybody more than even while he was well.

Belated vacations and illness had depleted the training-school.

Upon the event of her illness I laid bets to an amazing amount.

During your illness, you have betrayed a secret—you have reason to start with horror.

She would have concealed from him her illness and her poverty.

The Baptist pulled off his hat, and apologized, on the ground of illness.

WORD ORIGIN

"disease, sickness," 1680s, from ill + -ness. Earlier it meant "bad moral quality" (c.1500).

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