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ill-being

[il-bee-ing] /ˈɪlˈbi ɪŋ/
noun
1.
state or condition of lacking health, solvency, etc.
Origin of ill-being
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; modeled on well-being
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  • For instance what on earth had possessed me to take such an interest in the well-being or ill-being of Major Sewin and his family?

    A Frontier Mystery Bertram Mitford

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