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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 ?
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.
But the Cat's-meat Man wasn't very rich and he only got sick once a year--at Christmas-time, when he used to give the Doctor sixpence for a bottle of medicine.
When Father Sergius assured her that only God could heal the sick, she replied that she only wanted him to lay his hands on the boy and pray for him.
"Because if he was sick he would pull his clothes off SOME time or other--don't you reckon he would?
With inaudible steps she went quickly to the sick man's bedside, and going up so that he had not to turn his head, she immediately clasped in her fresh young hand the skeleton of his huge hand, pressed it, and began speaking with that soft eagerness, sympathetic and not jarring, which is peculiar to women.
"Oh, Beth, if you should be sick I never could forgive myself!