Or because the series of unfortunate events that we call old age tends to find and sicken the elderly?
Hark you, Adela, I begin to sicken of the plan we have laid.
He was strangely reticent; my news seemed to benumb and sicken him.
If they sicken and die, he knows it not except through the report of those wretched mercenaries, the overseers.
There were poisons so subtle that to know their properties one had to sicken of them.
What made the girl start and sicken as though an adder had stung her to the quick?
But now they also began to sicken, and look pale, and anxious, and sad.
I fear I think most of the dreadful names that redden and sicken us.
But I sicken as I write of the horrible cruelties practised by Alva.
My heart began to sicken within me pretty much like Hector's did when he had to face the wrath of Achilles.