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  • She died of a heart ailment.
  • We learned how to bleed men to cure them of all ailments.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • Bloody depressing there with everybody going on about their ailments, hey!
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • People would visit to pray for spiritual guidance, cures for their ailments and even happy marriages for their children.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • "You’ve misspelled ’ailments’," I pointed out.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • With the pain comes another pain, a pain far greater than any physical ailment I could ever be afflicted with: the memory of the hours before.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • "We don’t have any medical reports on her muscular ailment," Sandy reported.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Maybe it was a home with a chronically ill relative who was interested in regular examination by a young person who would listen endlessly to ailments and take precise notes.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Since her ailment compromised the safety of the others, we took up the problem in caucus.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • He claimed no intricate or extensive medical knowledge, and had no use for the lay habit of venturing amateur diagnoses of illness; his training had, however, made him more than ordinarily enlightened about the chemical vagaries and ailments of the human body, and so the moment he first laid eyes on Sophie ("this sweetie," he murmured with enormous concern and gentleness, twisting the lock of her hair) he guessed, with dead accuracy as it turned out, that her ravaged appearance was the…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • An ailment, nothing more.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • This second book proved to be Beaton’s daily log book, in which he had tidily recorded the names of his patients, details of their ailments, and the course of treatment prescribed.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He listed his ailments, his many scattered worries.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • It seems she’s not well—a back ailment, I believe—and your grandfather is looking after her.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Colic, perhaps, or some other innocuous ailment.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Dutch is not so much a language as an ailment of the throat.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • The ailments that would hound Mammy for the rest of her days began.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • They’d take BC for any ailment.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • From medical journals he deduced that he was suffering from a newly identified ailment known as post-polio syndrome.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Tuberculosis, malaria, dysentery, malnutrition, anemia, eye ailments, and festering wounds were widespread.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • No ailment was found, and he investigated again.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • In chapter 2, Todd is called "Pastor Job" after being struck by a series of physical ailments—a broken leg, kidney stones, and breast cancer.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The state of the crops, the price of fat cattle, the mysterious ailments of swine, I relish them all.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • He listens to your ailments, then tells you whether you need to buy a pill, a good-luck charm, or just go home and forget about it.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • For Tex and Flo, both forced by ailments to retire from their occupation, settled near Reno, Nevada.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • He died five years ago, of a heart ailment from which he had suffered for some time.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Furthermore, various ailments had begun to cry out.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • She was a practical woman who believed there was a root either to chew or avoid for every ailment.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • If I was one of the complaining sort, or ever made any fuss about my ailments, there would be some reason for it.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Besides, the physician might declare the ailment feigned; and Milady, after having lost the first trick, was not willing to lose the second.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The benches are always packed with people talking about their ailments.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • He affirmed that M. Fauchelevent had done well to retire early, if he were suffering, but that it was only a slight ailment.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And so Ona went back to Brown’s and saved her place and a week’s wages; and so she gave herself some one of the thousand ailments that women group under the title of "womb trouble," and was never again a well person as long as she lived.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It bled and hurt, but my other ailments were already causing me so much trouble that I let this one slide, which was stupid of me, because now I’m walking around with an infected toe.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • John and Lou had picked up some kind of virulent intestinal ailment from the unclean surroundings.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • We spend more on almost any article of bodily aliment or ailment than on our mental aliment.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He died of a lung ailment October 12 after an illness of two weeks, and his body rests in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • When the cow had the colic and the horse fell ill with a mysterious ailment which threatened to remove him permanently from them, Will sat up nights with them and saved them.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I felt physically weak and broken down: but my worse ailment was an unutterable wretchedness of mind: a wretchedness which kept drawing from me silent tears; no sooner had I wiped one salt drop from my cheek than another followed.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Moreover, he enjoyed excellent health that defied all ailments, owned solid muscles, but hadn’t a nerve in him, not a sign of nerves—the mental type, I mean.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I am always telling that to your poor uncle, but he never seems to take much notice …. as far as any improvement in his ailment goes.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • She knew them all, and had a remedy for any ailment of which I have ever heard.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • She was still young then in Watts, in her thirties, but she had all these ailments.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • But it was only his usual ailment.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He questioned Morzan’s healers and forced them to describe your mother’s ailments.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The pure air, and the long summer hours in the open, gave back life and elasticity to Mattie, and Zeena, with more leisure to devote to her complex ailments, grew less watchful of the girl’s omissions; so that Ethan, struggling on under the burden of his barren farm and failing saw-mill, could at least imagine that peace reigned in his house.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • In New York, my grandfather developed stomach ailments, and from then on all the foods in the world were divided into those that agreed and those that did not agree with Papito.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He would complain of the ailments of old age, he suffered from the most insignificant economic difficulties, and he had stopped laughing a long time back because scurvy had made his teeth drop out.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • His wife had died, and he, who had loved her, had specialised on women’s ailments.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
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