Benefits obtained in an evil manner or by dishonest means, as in They duped their senile uncle into leaving them a fortune and are now enjoying their ill-gotten gains. [Mid-1800s]
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The atmosphere on campuses has gotten repressive enough that comedian Chris Rock no longer plays colleges.
So in that sense we have gotten close to the families that have lost loved ones, be it from one side or the other.
They had rarely seen their own fathers carry small children unless their mothers were ill.
I am fortunate that I have never been deathly ill, but whenever I have the stomach flu, I most certainly feel like I am dying.
Do you think academic history and popular history have gotten more similar over the last 15 or 20 years?
These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
And for fear of being ill spoken of weep bitterly for a day, and then comfort thyself in thy sadness.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
G was a gamester, who had but ill-luck; H was a Hunter, who hunted a buck.
"It is ill-fated;" and Alessandro blamed himself for having forgotten her only association with the name.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Squinty, several times, looked at the hole under the pen, by which he had once gotten out.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum