She reveals a generally essentialist set of opinions on women's health, with sickliness
viewed as a desirably feminine attribute and, conversely, as retribution for unfeminine behaviour.
is a manifestation of her virtue: it places her in a long line of the "sick, the weak and the dying" whose suffering testifies to their "peculiar sanctity.
AS the scrawny, size-eight figure took centre-stage in a rosebud pink, insipid bridesmaid-style frock I knew we were in for a performance of sickliness
unparalleled in Oscar history.
They move from sickliness
to health as they spend more and more time out of doors.
Dorn's poem, much less confident than Antin's talk about the irrelevance of British culture in the United States or the sickliness
of its influence there, at first seems rooted in the longstanding American desire to assert national identity against all that which might be thought to cover it over.
There is a pattern of sickliness
among today's children that was unknown several generations ago.
They feared not only that Jewish sickliness
kept them from being accepted as healthy "normal" Europeans but also that they, too, could get sick someday.
It is only just that we question the source of Linton's spinelessness, spitefulness, sickliness
and moral turpitude.
Socrates later notes, for example, that sickliness
actually proved to be a boon to another of his comrades, Theages (496b6-c3).
LR: It's no longer in the mode of sickliness
but in the mode of health.
Zeena's talkativeness, which had been pleasing to Ethan during his mother's illness, quickly subsided, however, and within a year of their marriage Zeena developed the sickliness
that was to plague her husband all her life.
In the case of Adrien's bed, it may be assumed that Benassis is concerned to discourage the masturbatory practices that he covertly presents as being the real reason for the boy's sickliness
and arrested development.
I was expecting something quite similar to Baileys' chocolate version and was concerned about the sickliness
Sadly, Nigella has overegged her pudding to the point of sickliness
However, the associations between sickliness
and sensibility have already been documented; (17) in the present context, they have served only to illustrate the connections between nervous and emotional sensibility in eighteenth-century Germany.