[ sik-nis ]
/ ˈsɪk nɪs /
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a particular disease or malady.
the state or an instance of being sick; illness.
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How to use sickness in a sentence
Or that "bottling up" emotions could cause heart attacks or other sicknesses.All Too Human: Santorum's Biases Begin at Perception|David Frum|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed.Are Kings of Leon Breaking Up?|Marlow Stern|August 2, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It suffers from impaired vitality, and uncertain aim; two deadly sicknesses.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Thus then have I considered the sicknesses of my sins in that threefold concupiscence, and have called Thy right hand to my help.The Confessions of Saint Augustine|Saint Augustine
O thou great devil Maha-Sohon, take away these sicknesses by accepting the offerings made frequently to thee.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies|Robert Gordon Latham
The pamphlet proclaimed the virtues of Christian Science to heal all kinds of mental and physical sicknesses and troubles.Around Old Bethany|Robert Lee Berry
His frequent sicknesses worried the mother, until a famous Glasgow specialist had examined the lad and given his verdict.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for sickness
/ (ˈsɪknɪs) /
an illness or disease
nausea or queasiness
the state or an instance of being sick
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