Sickerness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sickerness The quality or state of being sicker, or certain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sickerness The state of being sicker or secure; security; safety.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sickerness (Spens.) the state of being sicker or certain
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. siker—L. securus; Ger. sicher.

Usage

In literature:

A sorrier looking place than our wardroom, and a sicker set of fellows it would be hard to find.
"Bowdoin Boys in Labrador" by Jonathan Prince Cilley, Jr.
I'm sicker than they think.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
So day by day poor Colonel Pepper grew sicker of his lonely rooms, his lonely life, and of himself.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
Vesta was sicker than he had dreamed of; it was feared that she would not recover.
"Scenes in Switzerland" by American Tract Society
Why, if I go away and stay over night, when I git home I'm allus sicker'n a horse and tired enough to drop.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
The men are sick of being shot at like rabbits, and sicker still of running into rabbit holes for shelter.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
Fellows, I have never been sicker than I was at that moment, but once.
""Say Fellows--"" by Wade C. Smith
An' Gallager got sicker an' sicker of such doin's.
"Injun and Whitey to the Rescue" by William S. Hart
Before you get over this, you'll be sicker than you've ever been.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
I was sicker'n that, after my first fight.
"Null-ABC" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
Baby got sicker and sicker.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
Do you not see that she is sicker than ever?
"A Sister's Love" by W. Heimburg
Those pilots only flew faster and faster and I got sicker and sicker.
"Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines" by Ruthe S. Wheeler
I hate New York; and if you take me back there I'll get sicker and sicker, and die; and I don't care if I do, if I can't stay here!
"Nelly's Silver Mine" by Helen Hunt Jackson
In a short while, however, word was brought that Katie had grown sicker, and it might be necessary to send for the physician.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
But he'll have to get a lot sicker before we let go.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
Make Injun lot sicker!
"Frank Merriwell's Backers" by Burt L. Standish
Wi' a broad elshin and a wicker; I wat weil they'll mak a ford sicker.
"English and Scottish Ballads, Volume VI (of 8)" by Various
If there's a sicker boy in Kingdom than what he'll be, I'm sorry for him!
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
The man is sicker than he thinks.
"Paul and His Dog, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIII)" by Charles Paul de Kock
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In poetry:

SUNDOWNER.
Hot to-day, guv’nor; let’s go and have a liquor;
Lady take anything?—Bless you I can pay—
Haven’t had one yet, and nothing makes me sicker
Than abstaining altogether such a day.
"A Bush Study, A La Watteau" by Arthur Patchett Martin
A nightmare passion. Horror mixed with bliss.
Blood, writhing fish… Before it makes you sicker
You'd better stop. Come, douse the flames. Move quicker.
Push it all overboard!.. Smoke. Steam. A hiss.
"In An Estuary" by Ivan Bunin

In news:

Myanmar HIV patients wait to get sicker because drugs are only available for worst cases.
Rise in ED crowding tied to sicker patients needing more tests.
The South Beach Wake-Up Call: Why America is Still Getting Fatter and Sicker Plus 7 Simple Strategies for Reversing Our Toxic Lifestyle.
Hospitals Shouldn't Make You Sicker .
It could be making us sicker .
Go in Sick Get Sicker .
Emergency Rooms Overwhelmed As New York's Poor Get Sicker .
Excluding Older, Sicker Patients from Clinical Trials.
But you don't want to be there, or at any hospital, if you're really sick, cuz they'll make you sicker.
We're living longer, but sicker: Study finds life expectancy rising but so is disability.
America's health ratings: Living longer, but sicker.
People worldwide living longer , but sicker.
We're living longer , but sicker: Study finds life expectancy rising but so is disability.
America's health ratings: Living longer , but sicker.
In fact, the CDC says overuse of antibiotics is causing resistant bacteria to multiply and make people sicker.
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