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take ill

see: get sick
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  • But counsel ought to be preceded by prayer—and I have prayed—Will you take ill the supplication?

    The Buccaneer Mrs. S. C. Hall
  • There, if any be subject to vice, or take ill courses, they are reproved and censured.

  • As things stand, I shall put up with no more affronts; and I shall be so far from taking ill words that I will not take ill looks.

    Thackerayana William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Goldsmith answered placidly, 'It must be much from you, Sir, that I take ill.'

    The Story of Doctor Johnson S. C. (Sydney Castle) Roberts
  • Guidman, ye may take ill what I say to ye, but it is meant for your good.

  • As things stand, I shall put up no more affronts; and I shall be so far from taking ill words, that I will not take ill looks.

    Isaac Bickerstaff Richard Steele
  • Goldsmith answered placidly, 'It must be much from you, sir, that I take ill.'

    Goldsmith William Black
  • So I feel that some might misread my meaning, and take ill advantage thereof; and I keep my thoughts to myself, and to God.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • Am I steel and airn, to take ill words from a man that was no master of mine?

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