sick person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sick person a person suffering from an illness
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
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    “The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.”

Usage

In literature:

I had never been sea-sick and knew nothing about how a person felt.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
And, what is very wonderful, when it was sought for by those sick persons whose term of life had arrived it could not be found.
"Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1" by James Y. Simpson
He neglected even to take measures for his personal safety, like a man who was sick of his life.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
I have known one person, who from his early years has always been sick at the beginning of wet weather, and still continues so.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
On that piece of paper was written the notice that a certain sick person was worse.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
No more than one or two persons are to be allowed in the sick room at once.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
A child, a sick person, or one at rest requires a relatively higher temperature than a healthy adult at work.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
Could any sick person have been left there locked up?
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
But even all this caution is not sufficient and he is considered as a sick person for some days.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
State pensions for every person over 50 years of age, and adequate provision for all widows, orphans, sick, and disabled workers.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Quite in harmony with the needs of the period were the men and women willing to take in a sick person in order to supplement their incomes.
"Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Thomas P. Hughes
How to prepare for and help a sick person in taking a bath.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Else why should persons who are condemned to death be just as much resigned to it as the sick and even more exalted?
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
Every person who is now in a sick bed, you put that person there.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
If intended for sick persons, it is better to add other kinds of meat, which render it more nourishing and better flavoured.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The disease is very contagious and is usually transmitted directly from the sick person to the well person.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
A great many people had children; some holding one and dragging one or two others; more than one I saw carrying sick persons unable to walk.
"Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic" by Olive Thorne Miller
They had not been near any sick persons and their food and water were found to be pure.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison
Sickness sometimes works marvelous changes, and the most marvelous on persons who to the ordinary observer seem the least liable to change.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
Gracious, mother'd give every chicken on the place, if it'd help a sick person, and be glad o' the chance.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
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In poetry:

Then 'e quickly dropped 'is aitches, so as not to be mistook
Fer an edjicated person, 'oo 'is cobbers reckoned crook;
But 'e 'ad a trick wiv figgers that ud make a clerk look sick;
So 'e pencilled fer a bookie; an' 'e 'awked a bit, did Mick.
"Introduction to Ginger Mick" by C J Dennis
Then rose a pallid man--a man sick with fever and ague;
Small was he, and his step was tremulous, weak, and uncertain;
Slowly a Derringer drew, and covered the person of Thompson;
Said in his feeblest pipe, "I'm a Bald-headed Snipe of the Valley."
"Thompson Of Angels" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

The service person can check for leaks and clean out mold and dust that can make you sick.
I personally am sick to death of those headlines.
The average government employee makes more money, has better pension benefits and takes more sick time than the average person working outside of government.
Physician-assisted suicide involves a sick person ending his or her own life with the help of a doctor.
Summit Up 10-6-12: Where we are sick from the first-person- plural .
Irvin Rosenfeld is a hero to any sick person who has ever felt the positive, ultrahealing vibes marijuana has on the body.
A normally dependable employee who suddenly seems checked out may be distracted by something in his personal life--a new baby, a sick parent.
Paid Sick, Vacation and Personal time, 401(k) Retirement Plan etc.
A sick person that couldn't control their emotions or urges would be thinking differently though.
During a recent church ball game, I found myself wondering what sick-minded person honestly thought of the idea of combining church and basketball.
When winter makes its sudden entrance and the first person I know wakes up with that ominous throat-feels-weird sensation, I know it's time to make what I prosaically call "Korean Sick Person Soup".
Germany's national disease control center says another person has died in the European E coli outbreak and 160 more people have been reported ill, but that the rate of new sicknesses is continuing to decline.
It is clearly an indication of a very sick person.
Personally , I am sick of this circus act of as.
Caring may count as much as medicine when it comes to making a sick person feel better -- even when that person really needs the medicine, a new study suggests.
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