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Definition an illness
  • She died of a heart ailment.
ailment = illness
  • Bloody depressing there with everybody going on about their ailments, hey!
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • ailments = illnesses
  • We learned how to bleed men to cure them of all ailments.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • ailments = illnesses
  • 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
  • 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
  • Several years ago our Committee engaged a specialist in nervous ailments, Dr. Simon Jordan, who came very highly recommended.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • 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
  • She was a practical woman who believed there was a root either to chew or avoid for every ailment.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Working all day and writing half the night brought me down with a severe chest ailment.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • "Travis," said Cotton, rising and coming to stand next to his friend, "have you ever treated Louisa Cardinal for any ailments before this last one?"
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • His wife had died, and he, who had loved her, had specialised on women's ailments.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Tuberculosis, malaria, dysentery, malnutrition, anemia, eye ailments, and festering wounds were widespread.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • But it was only his usual ailment.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Next she offered: What herb cures all ailments?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I wait to see if he will beg her to reconsider, if he will pledge his love in spite of her ailment.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • He questioned Morzan's healers and forced them to describe your mother's ailments.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • 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
  • Mother complained about her ailments, and this time I knew it was no longer a performance.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Men, women, and children continued to die from these ailments and from the relentlessly frigid nights.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • You fix things that don't need fixing, and chase after imaginary ailments.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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