sick of

Definitions

  • "Oh, I Am Sick of Being a Puppet!"
    "Oh, I Am Sick of Being a Puppet!"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sick of having a strong distaste from surfeit "grew more and more disgusted","fed up with their complaints","sick of it all","sick to death of flattery","gossip that makes one sick","tired of the noise and smoke"
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Quotations

  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Sir, you have but two topics, yourself and me. I am sick of both.”
  • Sidney Madwed
    Sidney Madwed
    “The world will change for the better when people decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
  • Felix Frankfurter
    Felix Frankfurter
    “Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.”
  • William Golding
    William Golding
    “Childhood is a disease -- a sickness that you grow out of.”
  • George Leonard
    George Leonard
    “Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.”

Idioms

Go down like a cup of cold sick - (UK) An idea or excuse that will not be well accepted will go down like a cup of cold sick.
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Usage

In literature:

To turn aside for a moment to the special and sacred work of Visitation of the Sick.
"To My Younger Brethren" by Handley C. G. Moule
I am sick of the thought of it all.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
And so the cynicism of Syme, and the general comfort of those who came to cheer the sick room of a valued comrade.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
I'm sick and tired of it after three days of nothing else.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
How can they when they talk of sin, sickness and death; of things contradictory to the nature, power and presence of God?
"The Right Knock" by Helen Van-Anderson
Prosperity is no more of a cure for these than for sickness and death.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
The sickness of her daughter poured new waters into a cup, that seemed already filled with cares.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
Do this every day of your life, unless when you are sick in bed, when he will go to you.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
During the month of October the Battalion had suffered a loss of five killed, four died of wounds, 27 wounded, and 137 sick.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
O, I had got so sick of gruel.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
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In poetry:

If thou shalt for thy sins sincerely grieve,
And turn unto the Lord thy God in haste,
He will the errors of thy life forgive,
And thou no longer shalt with sickness waste.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
"But I'm not \old\! I grew—just ill, somehow;
Grew stiff of limb, and weak, and dim of sight.
It was but sickness. I am better now,
Oh, vastly better, ever since last night.
"His Youth" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I’m sick, for sure: deep darkness holds my heart,
I’m bored with the people and the stories,
And dream of treasures of the kingdoms, glories,
And yataghans, all covered with blood.
"Sonnet" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
We will not let thee be, for thou art ours.
We thank thee still, though thou forget these things,
For that hour's sake when thou didst wake all powers
With a great cry that God was sick of kings.
"To A Certain Nation" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
O WISDOM! if thy soft controul
Can sooth the sickness of the soul,
Can bid the warring passions cease,
And breathe the balm of tender peace,
WISDOM! I bless thy gentle sway,
And ever, ever will obey.
"To Wisdom" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
Last night your lost memory visited my heart
as spring visits the wilderness quietly,
as the breeze echoes the silence of her footfalls
in the desert,
as peace slowly, softly descends on one's sickness.
"Last Night" by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

In news:

Are you sick of living.
One morning I was staring into my closet deciding what to wear, skipping over the dozens of shirts I was sick of looking at.
If you're so sick of your hair you can barely stand it, get inspired with these gorgeous star styles.
If you are sick to death of all of the hype surrounding 50 Shades of Grey, there is a new novel promising to steal the spotlight.
Is anyone else sick of all the political ads.
Yeah, you use them when you're sick , but you also use them when you're just sick of work.
Initiative 300 seeks to require businesses to offer one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked with a cap of 9 sick days a year.
Members of an Iowa House committee have been debating a proposed piece of legislation that would mandate the amount of sick leave that employers give their workers.
I'm Sick of the iPhone – Help.
I just got an iPhone not to long ago but I feel like I'm sick of it.
New Jersey residents are already sick of the weather.
Americans Are Sick of Media's Pro-Obama Bias.
I'm Sick of Hearing About Charlie Sheen.
Recent news and coverage of Sick Of Sarah.
I'm in the basement of Chicago's Rockhouse club with the five members of Sick of Sarah and we are discussing soup.
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In science:

This result confirms that absence of the conformal sickness noticed by Loll in the lorentzian lattice models.
GR16: Quantum General Relativity
She starts to drink milk and eat some fruit and cereal, when her Memex vibrates with a reminder message saying that the last time she ate fruit on the day of a training session, her stomach felt sick and she couldn’t run beyond 1.5 miles.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Let us sick solution of the symmetry equation in terms of three independent coordinates (vz , y , ¯y).
To the question of the integration of Plebansky Equation
Garwood J (2011) A conversation with Peter Lawrence, Cambridge. “The Heart of Research is Sick”.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
The sickness of the model at θ = 0 is a consequence of the fact that the bare string tension has no zeros .
Self-Intersection Numbers and Random Surfaces on the Lattice
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