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Definition an illness
  • She died of a heart ailment.
ailment = illness
  • She suffered from some kind of ailment, but recovered completely.
  • ailment = illness
  • "We don't have any medical reports on her muscular ailment," Sandy reported.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • ailment = illness
  • People would visit to pray for spiritual guidance, cures for their ailments and even happy marriages for their children.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • ailments = illnesses
  • The ailments that would hound Mammy for the rest of her days began.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • ailments = illnesses
  • In our family, while Papa puttered, Mama made her daily rounds to the mess halls, helping young mothers with their feeding, planning diets for the various ailments people suffered from.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • ailments = illnesses
  • 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
  • ailment = illness
  • From medical journals he deduced that he was suffering from a newly identified ailment known as post-polio syndrome.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • ailment = illness
  • Dutch is not so much a language as an ailment of the throat.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • ailment = illness
  • 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
  • ailment = illness
  • No ailment was found, and he investigated again.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • ailment = illness
  • 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
  • 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

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