Gentlemen, before I sit down, I beg leave to drink all your healths.'
But I do that, my lad, because I hope naught may come of it, but just a drinking of healths and the like.
The priest moved his chair a little, and drank their healths a second time.
And Andy's health was drunk, as well as several other healths.
With her they drank the healths of their kings, amid thundering peals of cannon.
"healths a-piece, your sowls," said Ned, winking at the company.
At dinner we drank the healths of all at home, and did not forget Laddie (Laurie).
What songs are sung, what healths are drunk, what heartfelt wishes are expressed!
Short still: They are often Physicks for our healths, and help us.Si.
We were present at the head of the supper-table to hear our healths drunk.
Old English hælþ "wholeness, a being whole, sound or well," from Proto-Germanic *hailitho, from PIE *kailo- "whole, uninjured, of good omen" (cf. Old English hal "hale, whole;" Old Norse heill "healthy;" Old English halig, Old Norse helge "holy, sacred;" Old English hælan "to heal"). With Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)). Of physical health in Middle English, but also "prosperity, happiness, welfare; preservation, safety."
The overall condition of an organism at a given time.
Soundness, especially of body or mind; freedom from disease or abnormality.