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  • adj. comparative form of sickly: more sickly


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  • But unless politicians grasp the urgency of health-care reform soon, public balance sheets could look far sicklier.

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  • A starving vamps basically deflates and becomes sicklier and sicklier looking.

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  • Creditors typically renegotiate the terms — as they have done to much sicklier newspaper companies than the New York Times Co.

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  • His tiny heartbeat was visible through the yellow Big Bird hospital gown that made him look jaundiced and sicklier than he was.

    The Life You Longed For

  • He seemed in talk aggressive, petulant, full of a singular energy; as vain you would have said as a peacock, until you trod on his toes, and then you saw that he was at least clear of all the sicklier elements of vanity.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

  • It is certain that Balzac did not adequately take this into account, certain also that in parts of his Comedy, the secret, unconscious sympathy of the author with some of his sicklier heroes and heroines could not and did not have that dynamic moral action which he vainly desired.


  • The stronger men could hawk, shoot, and bowl; sicklier men and all women must confine themselves to a gentle version of bowling that involved a board with slots.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • The poor soldier looked sicklier and shabbier, and nearer the end of all things in life and fortune, than when Lord L'Estrange had thrust the pocket-book into his hands.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851

  • The sickly gas-light throws a sicklier glare over the narrow, unpaved streets.

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  • It is an elegant poem of the sicklier side of the French Revolution and the more sensual side of the

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton


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