seriously ill


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seriously ill

A patient is seriously ill when his or her illness is of such severity that there is cause for immediate concern but there is no imminent danger to life. See also very seriously ill.
References in classic literature ?
One may believe that the captain's wrath was increased to its highest point, and must have made him seriously ill.
The Russian girl looked after Madame Stahl, and besides that, she was, as Kitty observed, on friendly terms with all the invalids who were seriously ill, and there were many of them at the springs, and looked after them in the most natural way.
Only the day before she had received a telegram announcing that one of her sisters was seriously ill.
He had fallen seriously ill, and his illness precluded his appearance in society, and even at business, for over a month.
The young lady is not seriously ill, and I am a doctor.
I asked Miss Tita if the old lady were seriously ill, and she replied that she was only very tired--she had lived so very, very long.
This naturally led to some pleasant chat about sciatica, fevers, chills, lung diseases, and bronchitis; and Harris said how very awkward it would be if one of us were taken seriously ill in the night, seeing how far away we were from a doctor.
I am seriously ill," he muttered to himself with scientific insight.
And, Nelly, say to Edgar, if you see him again to-night, that I'm in danger of being seriously ill.
Lecount has a brother in Switzerland," he went on, addressing himself to the captain -- "a brother who is seriously ill.
Holmwood has been suddenly called to Ring to see his father, who has been taken seriously ill.
A man so distinguished as my Lord cannot be taken seriously ill without medical attendance.