ailing ailing  /ˈeɪ lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) somewhat ill or prone to illness

Usage(s):

  1. Some of Tokyo's top financial companies, seeking to expand internationally, are scooping up their ailing American competitors.
  2. The richest man in Asia built a global empire out of an ailing British conglomerate.
  3. An aging and ailing pope is inevitably cause for speculation as to who his successor will be -- and how he will be chosen.

News

  1. White House concerned about ailing Mandela's health, wishes him a 'speedy recovery'

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is wishing for a "speedy recovery" for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela. The 94-year-old Mandela is currently in a Johannesburg hospital, receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Obama wishes 'speedy recovery' for ailing Mandela

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is wishing for a "speedy recovery" for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Prayers urged for ailing Mandela; report says family bars visitors

    PRETORIA, South Africa, June 10 (UPI) -- A South African leader asked for prayers for ailing civil rights icon Nelson Mandela whose family reportedly banned visitors because they're a "distraction."
    on June 10, 2013     Source: UPI

Quotes

  1. Despite their falling out, Kyi Hla said he was willing to "to work with the PGA Tour of Australia to assist its ailing golf tour." "But we are extremely disappointed with the manner in which the PGA of Australia continues to act. Its actions...
    on Jan 25, 2009 By: Kyi Hla Han Source: Daily Times

  2. "He has the same mentality," Boozer said. "That's the biggest thing about Kobe Bryant. He has the same mind-set no matter what's ailing on his body."
    on May 14, 2008 By: Carlos Boozer Source: Salt Lake Tribune

  3. "The Syrian regime should immediately free all political prisoners, including Aref Dalila, Michel Kilo, Anwar al-Bunni, Mahmoud Issa, and Kamal Labwani," Bush said. "I am deeply troubled by reports that some ailing political prisoners are...
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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