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ill

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 7 words.

it's an ill wind: see wind.

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Illes

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 57 words.

1. English: variant spelling of Iles.

2. Hungarian (Illés): from the old ecclesiastical name Illés, variant

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Illing

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 10 words.

English: from an Old English personal name, Illing.

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ill

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 220 words.

Ill and sick share responsibilities in peculiar ways, and are not always interchangeable. To begin with, ill is more usually

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ill

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 224 words.

Ill and sick share responsibilities in peculiar ways, and are not always interchangeable. To begin with, ill is more usually

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ill

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 100 words.

The comparative form of this adjective is worse, the superlative worst. The adverb is ill, ✳illy being

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illative

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 23 words.

Case whose basic role is to indicate movement into something: e.g. schematically, I walked house-ill ‘I walked into

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ill

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 80 words.

The comparative form of this adjective is worse, the superlative worst. The adverb is ill, illy being

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ill

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 276 words.

he that has an ill name is half hanged someone with a bad reputation is already half way to being

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He that has an ill name is half hanged someone with a bad reputation is already half way to being condemned on any charge brought against him (compare give a dog a bad name and hang him)....

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