sick


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sick

1. inclined or likely to vomit
2. 
a. suffering from ill health
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
3. 
a. of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell
b. (in combination): sickbed
4. deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness
5. mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed
6. an informal word for vomit
References in classic literature ?
"I shall, because it's my fault she is sick. I told Mother I'd do the errands, and I haven't," said Jo decidedly.
The sick and perishing--it was they who despised the body and the earth, and invented the heavenly world, and the redeeming blood-drops; but even those sweet and sad poisons they borrowed from the body and the earth!
A priest pronounced the words, "They shall lay their hands on the sick, and they shall recover." Then the king stroked the ulcers, while the reading continued; finally, the patient graduated and got his nickel -- the king hanging it around his neck himself -- and was dismissed.
For our sick, they were many, and in very ill case, so that if they were not permitted to land, they ran danger of their lives.'
Thank you, I'm about sick of being made a convenience."
In her room in the shabby old hotel the sick wife of the hotel keeper began to weep and, putting her hands to her face, rocked back and forth.
For no man knew of Kamo-tah, sick and groaning and hungry; and did I fight with Ivan, and die, then would my brother die, too.
"Why, Saxon, I've fought battles, good ones, frazzlin' my silk away to beat the band before whisky-soaked, smokin' audiences of rotten fight-fans, that just made me sick clean through.
The sick man was so surrounded by doctors, princesses, and servants that Pierre could no longer see the reddish-yellow face with its gray mane- which, though he saw other faces as well, he had not lost sight of for a single moment during the whole service.
The sick woman pulled herself up till she sat erect in the bed--a most unusual thing for her to do, though Pollyanna did not know this.
When he arrived there he found the noise was emitted by a boy who was not sick. The white man's wrath was immediate.
"John, how can you expect sick people to come and see you when you keep all these animals in the house?