But the president is still saddled with an ailing economy and a middling record.
It is their chance—probably their last chance—to revive the ailing juggernaut.
Only a quarter blame Obama for the ailing economy—but about half think his policies are hurting the country.
I have a full-time job, children, and, one after the other, ailing parents.
So perhaps it is time to ask—what other part of the body politic might be ailing?
Since the outset of the match with Harrwitz, he had been ailing, but he preferred playing to making excuses.
She was ailing again; so as Frejus had agreed with her once, Rose thought it might again.
But in what way will these things appear to the individual with an ailing body and a distempered brain?
The boy who usually does it is ailing, and I have allowed him a vacation.
Little Catherine was ailing, and an ailing child is always exacting.
c.1300, from Old English eglan "to trouble, plague, afflict," from Proto-Germanic *azljaz (cf. Old English egle "hideous, loathsome, troublesome, painful;" Gothic agls "shameful, disgraceful," agliþa "distress, affliction, hardship," us-agljan "to oppress, afflict"), from PIE *agh-lo-, suffixed form of root *agh- "to be depressed, be afraid." Related: Ailed; ailing; ails.
It is remarkable, that this word is never used but with some indefinite term, or the word no thing; as What ails him? ... Thus we never say, a fever ails him. [Johnson]