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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SICKER

But he never heard any music, and this, instead of calming his nerves, made him sicker.

I don't say Ireland is sound, but she is no sicker than she ever was.

How, then, do you not recognize one whose heart is sicker than your own?

John tells me you were sicker than 283 people usually are at such times.

You shall be sicker yet, if you do not speak to some purpose.

And then when it looked as if it would be Marcia Oldham I got sicker.

No sicker than I am of hearing it pour, retorted the first speaker.

I have seen any number of sicker children, and known them to get well.

The more I thought of it, the sicker I became, and now what was I to do?

“I guess I was sicker than I imagined,” he said to himself, as he kept doggedly on.

WORD ORIGIN

"to chase, set upon" (as in command sick him!), 1845, dialectal variant of seek. Used as an imperative to incite a dog to attack a person or animal; hence "cause to pursue." Related: Sicked; sicking.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.