If America is fortunate, the economy will continue to improve, while the 2016 campaign will focus on what ails the country.
Locavorism, far from healing what ails us, is a recipe for widespread human misery and ecological disaster.
From The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What ails You by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin.
In the long run, taking the pain now might just be the best medicine for the rot of hyper-partisanship that ails our body politic.
The dead ex-mayor comes as close as any character to naming what ails the little palm-shrouded town.
She continued to stare for a minute, then remarked slowly: I know what ails you, Esther.
Why—it never can be that—old Butterby—Arthur, what ails you?
I don't know what ails you this morning; but if you go on this way I shall call you Professor Silex all the time.
I never knew you so sharp on a neighbour, Honor, before:—what ails ye?
I have come to succor,” I said, using unconsciously the word of the voice; “what ails you?
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]