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  • n. The quality of being sickish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being sickish.


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  • Liberty suddenly felt the sickishness leave her stomach.

    Liberty Porter First Daughter

  • I'm not having an agreeable moment with all the ick and sickishness that is floating about the neighborhood.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • All I can aver is that, if I am not to be permitted to draw the glittering sword of my tongue from the scabbard of my mouth, I shall infallibly, in sheer sickishness at such short-sighted folly, throw up my brief!

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

  • What was stranger yet was that he could not feel that there was anything wrong or foolish about it; he thought of his mother's severity about young folks 'sickishness, as she called it, and he could not understand it.

    The Minister's Charge

  • A sickishness came over my heart -- I know not how to describe it.

    The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 4 (of 7)

  • He answered me warmly that he entirely joined issue with me in such an opinion, and that he was often affected to sickishness by the snobbery of mundane society, adding that he hoped I would give him the look up at his paternal mansion in Prince's Square, Bayswater, shortly, since his people would be overjoyed at making my acquaintance, which both enraptured and surprised me, for hitherto he had ridden the high and rough-shoed horse, and employed me to suck my brains as a cat's foot.

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

  • "eights," owing to their containing nine passengers; that the ninth is called the "cock," and is a mere supernumerary or understudent, in case any member of the crew should be overcome by sickishness during the contest and desire to discontinue.

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.


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