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  • noun Plural form of ailing.

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Examples

  • Though the summer had nearly commenced, a large fire was kept burning in his bedroom — his bed was newly hung with new curtains; two feather beds were piled on each other, and everything was done which five women could think desirable to relieve the ailings of suffering age.

    The Three Clerks

  • She never complains of having too much work to do, she does not desert her home to make endless visits -- she borrows no misfortunes, has no imaginary ailings.

    Western Characters or Types of Border Life in the Western States

  • Not less evident than the cure of various ailings would be the emergence of the soul into higher life, and in some instances from the depth of despair.

    The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure

  • In the early part of my student career I was behind a drug-counter, where I had ample experience in putting up prescriptions, and had an excellent opportunity to measure medical men as revealed in their formulas and the results in many cases in which failure was the rule in chronic ailings; and I was not encouraged to abuse myself through the results as revealed by any form of medication.

    The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure

  • I could fill hundreds of pages with the joyous testimonies of those who have been relieved of many surplus pounds, with numerous accompanying ailings; they all tell the same story, and I will only add this, that there is no physiological excuse for any mortal to carry around weight that disables.

    The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure

  • Could anything be more depressing than the knowledge that this latter condition must be endured with no other companion than a hypochondriacal papa, whose ailings so monopolized his time and attention that a daughter's happiness sunk into insignificance?

    Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885

  • A swift wind sometimes gave the balloon a rotary motion, which made me deathly sick for a moment; but strong emotion conquered all my physical ailings.

    Sanders' Union Fourth Reader

  • On no other plan are there such promises of relief and prevention of all your sex ailings.

    The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure

  • She had been in poor health for some years, but in her anxiety to render aid to the suffering, her own ailings were forgotten.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience

  • The following case will interest trainmen: D. S., a brakeman, reached the burden of two hundred and forty-six pounds, with resulting breathlessness and other ailings that taxed all his resources to perform his duties.

    The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure

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