Thesaurus / sickly


Martinus Beijerinck, a Dutch microbiologist and botanist, demonstrated that viruses cause disease by experimenting with sap from sickly tobacco-plant leaves during the 19th century.
Born in 1928, Walter Tevis was a sickly, unhappy child, confined for many months to a hospital bed and dosed with addictive phenobarbital because of rheumatic heart disease.
The problem, it turned out, was that the algorithms’ designers assumed that patients who spent more on health care were more sickly and needed more help.
Bennett was sickly and needed full-time medical care, so Ada took him to an orphanage while trying to earn enough money to provide for her son by sewing for the prospectors who were the lifeblood of the violent and rough-edged Alaskan city.
Furthermore, use the bones from healthy looking game animals that you’ve taken and avoid using the bones from sickly ones.
If the father is old or sickly, the son sleeps near him by night, and does not leave his presence by day.
His face was sickly, and never free from the traces of acute anxiety that was eating at his heart.
The climate of those mountains is cold rather than temperate, and less healthful than sickly.
It is the offspring of a sickly taste, a deceitful heart, and a sure proof of low breeding.
His childhood, except when he could be rocked and sung into sickly sleep, was one long piteous wail.


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