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Definition illness or other bad condition
  • A suspicious malady, no apparent Westing connection, somehow Sydelle Pulaski did not seem to fit in.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
malady = illness
  • When she sticks out her tongue and allows me to treat her small maladies, I can see that every one of her organs has been compromised in some way.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • —but had she then grown taller since her malady?
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  Ligeia
  • He seemed to be sleeping, though his position was an elevated one, his malady preventing him lying down.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • There is another question, pertinent to the former, and that is, What remedy can we apply to this malady?
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Are these the usual changes of your malady, madame?'
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • "Why do you not cure this malady with magic?" a Hajin boy asks.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • This was the body: fallible, subject to malady.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I would e'en take it for sublime, did I not know that the colic is a noisy malady.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The course of the malady had been terribly swift in the three years.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • They are both in St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Of course, most maladies in most short stories, or even novels, are not quite so productive of meaning.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Maladies considered mild at home continued to reduce our numbers.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • The malady itself, one from which she had often suffered, a bilious fever—its cause therefore constitutional.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • She moved with difficulty—I think she was lame—I seem to remember some story about a malady of the spine.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Her bout with the malady was short, however.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • And so, by the chemical process of his malady, after he had created jealousy out of his love, he began again to generate tenderness, pity for Odette.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • The terrible name of his malady was never uttered save by him.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • And how have you contrived to escape those widespread maladies?
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Once my modifications are complete, the Whisperer will become a wondrous healing device, boys — a device capable of curing maladies of the mind.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society

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