Example sentences for: illness

How can you use “illness” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Much alleged "psychotic illness" is the result of rational, if wrong-headed, calculation.

  • In 1988 Tyson told an ABC television audience that he had had a psychiatric illness all his life, that he'd discussed manic depression with his psychiatrist, and that this illness caused him to do things he would normally never do.

  • An Illinois insurance company is selling life insurance to people with HIV . This is the first such insurance offer since the onset of AIDS, and is viewed as tentative commercial confirmation that AIDS is now, in the company's words, "a treatable chronic illness rather than a terminal disease" for many people.

  • In 1992, a commission chaired by Andrew Cuomo, now the federal housing secretary, released a study showing that up to 30 percent of single homeless men suffered from severe mental illness, and 65 percent used drugs or alcohol.

  • Furthermore, it calls to mind the question of whether even experts who see the estimate of 76 million (which appears, usually presented as fact, in almost everything written about foodborne illness in the U.S.) have any idea that it hinges so significantly on this one, rather arcane, guesstimate about how much of the illness caused by one pathogen is attributable to foodborne transmission.


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