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How to use illness in a sentence
Restaurant owners have little choice but to stay open for business, and their employees risk serious illness — or death — to collect a paycheck.Is the Government Just Going to Watch the Restaurant Industry Die? | Elazar Sontag | August 28, 2020 | Eater
Verily’s other efforts include a program to wipe out mosquito-borne illness and Covid-19 testing programs in several states.Alphabet’s Verily plans to use big data to help employers predict health insurance costs | Rachel Schallom | August 25, 2020 | Fortune
In a group of about 3,000 patients, researchers compared the mortality of patients who received plasma with high and low levels, or titres, of antibodies at different stages of illness.COVID-19 plasma treatments may be safe, but we don’t know if they work | Tina Hesman Saey | August 25, 2020 | Science News
These people are living with respiratory illnesses and no one’s talking about it.Uncharted Power’s Jessica O. Matthews has a plan to revive America’s crumbling infrastructure | Brooke Henderson | August 23, 2020 | Fortune
They also can transmit the virus to others, including educators, school staff and family members who are at higher risk of serious illness merely by being adults.
He beat his illness twice, wrote about his battles with the disease, and continued broadcasting even as his health was failing.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott | Stereo Williams | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Samaritan guidelines are written around the assumption that suicide is a purely irrational act, an act spurred by illness.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism | Arthur Chu | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Few reports of his mental illness discuss lead poisoning as a possible reason for his mental deterioration.Wrestler Mark Schultz Hates the ‘Sickening and Insulting Lies’ of ‘Foxcatcher’ | Rich Goldstein | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Murder, suicide, illness, old age: These deaths stalk us all, but in prison, they collect us so much more cheaply.
“It's insane to see what the extreme version of that type of helpless anger combined with mental illness can create,” Cook wrote.
After about eighteen months of office work I had a long and serious illness and was away from duty for nearly half a year.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
There remain still the uncounted thousands who by accident or illness, age or infirmity, are unable to maintain themselves.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
It was written in evident anxiety, and the chief subject was the illness of his daughter.
Mr. Ernescliffe manages him very well—used to illness on that African coast, and the doctor is very fond of him.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
Comyn, hearing of Bruce's serious illness, advanced against him with Mowbray and Brechin, and with a largely superior force.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for illness
a disease or indisposition; sickness
a state of ill health
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