state or condition of lacking health, solvency, etc.
What’s The Difference Between Being “Charged,” “Convicted” And “Sentenced” For A Crime?Today, former Oakland, California, transit police officer Johannes Mehserle received the minimum possible sentence in the controversial death of a teenager on January 1, 2009. The incident and subsequent trial have prompted outrage and violent protests. Today’s decision brings attention to the legal meanings of three verbs : “charge,” “convict,” and “sentence.” They appear in the news constantly, but do you know what each term actually describes? Let’s begin …
Why is it called “adultery” when being unfaithful isn’t a particularly “adult” thing to do?A celebrity marriage mystery has raised some very grown-up questions about the words we use to talk about love, commitment and desire. Gossip–mongers have been transfixed the past few days by the curious romantic situation of three TV stars: Elisabeth Moss of “Mad Men” wed Fred Armisen of “Saturday Night Live” (the guy who plays President Obama) in 2009 after a whirlwind romance. In the past …
Origin of ill-being
First recorded in 1830–40; modeled on well-being
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Examples from the Web for ill-being
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