- The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness.
- c. 1593 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Richard the Third: […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene ii]:
- I do lament the sickness of the king.
- 18th century, Alexander Pope, Epistle to Miss Blount
- Trust not too much your now resistless charms; Those, age or sickness soon or late disarms.
- 23 March 1816, Jane Austen, a letter:
- Sickness is a dangerous indulgence at my time of life.
- Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.
- (linguistics) The analogical misuse of a rarer or marked grammatical case in the place of a more common or unmarked case.
- 1997, Michael B. Smith, “§ 4.7”, in Quirky Case in Icelandic:
- We can now return to the question of how we treat the phenomenon of dative sickness (the possibility of substituting dative in place of accusative on the experiencer nominal) in Icelandic.
the quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady
nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach
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