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01. Howard's wife has been [ill] recently, so I don't think they'll be able to come to the party.
02. The accused murderer is believed to be mentally [ill].
03. Parrots that are kept in cages often become mentally [ill] from boredom.
04. My grandma is chronically [ill] with a number of problems typically associated with the elderly.
05. Jackie was very [ill] after eating a salad containing raw mushrooms that weren't fresh.
06. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi once joked that a vitamin is a substance that makes you [ill] if you don't eat it.
07. The main purpose of the Voodoo religion is to heal people from [illness].
08. You shouldn't drive at times when you have an injury or [illness] that makes it hard for you to think clearly or quickly.
09. The old man finally died after a lengthy [illness].
10. Stress is known to cause a wide variety of [illnesses].
11. She often uses medicinal herbs to treat her [illnesses].
12. In 430 B.C., a mysterious [illness] killed around 65,000 people in Athens, Greece.
13. Her grandfather has a terminal [illness] and is expected to die within a few weeks.
14. During the Crimean War, the British Army lost ten times more troops to [illness] than to injury.
15. The AIDS virus makes people vulnerable to many [illnesses].
16. She has been seriously weakened by the [illness].
17. Samuel Butler once said, "I consider being [ill] to be one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too [ill]."
18. A Saudi Arabian proverb remarks that youth is a kind of [illness] cured only by the passing years.
19. A Chinese proverb notes that the best doctor prevents [illness], an average doctor visits when the [illness] is imminent, and the unskilled doctor treats your present [illness].
20. An Ethiopian proverb notes that there is no cure for him who hides an [illness].
21. A French proverb suggests that fear and restlessness kill more than do [illnesses].
22. He felt [ill] after eating some mushrooms that had been sitting in the fridge for too long.
23. She died on Tuesday after a lengthy [illness].
24. Gordon was quite [ill] after drinking too much gin at the party.
25. Gandhi once stated that all crime is an [illness] and should be treated as such.

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