Plus it typically is a 4-5 day illness with higher fevers and more misery than the other respiratory viruses.
If you are the sick one, your illness may prevent you from working the kind of hours that a new enterprise requires.
She survived the illness that finally felled her for six years after a doctor told her she had only a few weeks to live.
“Caravaggio did not die in Porto Ercole of an illness,” he says.
Hers included coping with invasions, illness, and farmhands.
The Queen's death, coming as it did during her own illness, gave her a painful shock.
That was the beginning of her illness, February, eighteen eighty-three.
He had no sooner done this than he was visited by an attack of illness.
I have not dared tell them of your marriage—only of your illness.
For two days past she had not left her bed, while during the third night of her illness she became seized with fever and delirium.
illness ill·ness (ĭl'nĭs)
Disease of body or mind; poor health; sickness.