sickly


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sickly

1. disposed to frequent ailments; not healthy; weak
2. of, relating to, or caused by sickness
References in classic literature ?
But it is a sickly thing to them, and gladly would they get out of their skin.
May be she is ill in town; nothing in the world more likely, for I have a notion she is always rather sickly.
A pale, delicate, effeminate boy, who might have been taken for my master's younger brother, so strong was the resemblance: but there was a sickly peevishness in his aspect that Edgar Linton never had.
From the character and turn of the inscription, "Also Georgiana Wife of the Above," I drew a childish conclusion that my mother was freckled and sickly.
Born Robert Walden Cassotto in the Bronx on May 14, 1936, Darin was a sickly child, suffering from rheumatic fever at age 8.
Uniformly blond, these "personages" dwell in their own sickly environment of anemic greens, browns, or lavenders, their blank expressions suggesting a beatific catatonia.
The bar was a bit sickly and although it doesn't have any colours or preservatives, it left an aftertaste.
That had something to do with the death of Chris' and his sickly little brother Tim's (Devon Alan) mother.
But while Landers engages in shameless exhibitionism, Van Caeckenbergh's strategy is one of sickly introspection, tinged with a certain misanthropy that compelled him, on another occasion, to present a mousehole (with nameplate) as an entry in a group show.
Surgery and air filtration have helped bring him back from a sickly state caused by bronchial troubles; now zoo officials hope he will mate soon.
She painted this entire wall a sickly green, which recalled the institutional color used in schools and hospitals.