The ailing dictator “wants to make sure everyone in his family has a title to make sure the lineage continues,” Ku said.
It is their chance—probably their last chance—to revive the ailing juggernaut.
I have a full-time job, children, and, one after the other, ailing parents.
She said there had been rumors swirling around recently that he was ailing quickly.
That the ailing 58-year-old leader is even thinking of the future is remarkable in itself.
Since the outset of the match with Harrwitz, he had been ailing, but he preferred playing to making excuses.
She had been ailing for a month, and now she was down with a temperature.
But in what way will these things appear to the individual with an ailing body and a distempered brain?
The joy of the meeting was making them forget the ailing stranger.
Little Catherine was ailing, and an ailing child is always exacting.
c.1300, from Old English eglan "to trouble, plague, afflict," from Proto-Germanic *azljaz (cf. Old English egle "hideous, loathsome, troublesome, painful;" Gothic agls "shameful, disgraceful," agliþa "distress, affliction, hardship," us-agljan "to oppress, afflict"), from PIE *agh-lo-, suffixed form of root *agh- "to be depressed, be afraid." Related: Ailed; ailing; ails.
It is remarkable, that this word is never used but with some indefinite term, or the word no thing; as What ails him? ... Thus we never say, a fever ails him. [Johnson]