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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SICKENING

When I last wrote, on the Somme in 1915, I was sickening with typhoid fever.

A sickening conviction came that it was the dreaded influenza.

I had read the "Extra," with all its sickening details, and so handed it back to him.

It was sickening to see, because I knew what was going to happen.

Such symptoms, when a disease of the kind is rife, are usually the signs of sickening.

A sickening vision of that first night in Paris swam before her.

The simple words fell upon my ears with a sickening finality.

It's sickening, but I am afraid we must pass those tickets on.

Anyway, it did not sell, coming back every time with sickening regularity.

Why I ever made such a sickening ass of myself, I can't think.

WORD ORIGIN

"falling sick," 1725; "causing revulsion, disgust, or nausea," 1789, present participle adjective from sicken. Related: Sickeningly.

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