become ill

See: languish
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Life was ill, or, rather, it had become ill - an unbearable thing.
I know lots of your readers will have faced similar battles themselves or felt the heartache of seeing a loved one become ill, so I just wanted to share my story to let you know that you're not alone.
She says it's unknown what caused passengers to become ill.
However, all passengers were advised to keep watch on their health, and to seek medical advice if they become ill over the next two days.
Adkins' other Pomeranian, who is also 9 years old, did not eat the treats and did not become ill.
Summary: At least 16 dogs have died or become ill after being taken for a walk though a popular woodland in North Yorkshire.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "On arrival at the scene, crews found a number of patients who had suddenly become ill during a private function.
HALF of Welsh holidaymakers who become ill or injured abroad delay medical treatment until they return home because of fears over cost and a lack of travel insurance.
Mike Reeve, of The Squirrels, alleged the management's attitude at Armcon Limited, of Stockport, caused him to become ill with stress and forced him to resign, prompting his claim for constructive unfair dismissal.
25, FDA officials say cases have spread to 19 states; one person has died and nearly 100 others have become ill.
The so-called "9/11 Bill" allows workers who later become ill with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, asbestosis (a respiratory disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers), mesothelioma (a form of cancer usually caused by previous exposure to asbestos), or cancer to file claims as "occupational diseases.
While visiting the plant where the contamination was thought to originate, the CDC investigators learned that a food handler had become ill around the time that the deli meat for the rafting companies was processed.