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contraction of I will.
Not to be confused with:
aisle – passageway: The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle.
isle – small island: The isle is only a short distance from shore.
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Contraction of I will.
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contraction of
I will or I shall
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adj. worse, worst,
n., adv. adj.
1. of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick.
2. objectionable; faulty: ill manners.
3. hostile; unkindly: ill feeling.
4. evil; wicked: of ill repute.
5. unfavorable; adverse: ill fortune.
6. of inferior worth or ability.
7. an unfavorable opinion or statement: I can speak no ill of her.
8. harm or injury: His remarks did much ill.
9. trouble; misfortune: Many ills befell him.
10. evil: the difference between good and ill.
11. sickness; disease.
12. unsatisfactorily; poorly: It ill befits a man to betray old friends.
13. in a hostile or unfriendly manner.
14. unfavorably; unfortunately.
15. with displeasure or offense.
16. faultily; improperly.
17. with difficulty or inconvenience: an expense we can ill afford.
ill at ease, uncomfortable; uneasy.
[1150–1200; < Old Norse illr ill, bad]
syn: ill, sick mean being in bad health, not being well. ill is the more formal word. In the U.S. the two words are used practically interchangeably except that sick is always used when the word modifies the following noun: He looks sick (ill); a sick person. In England, sick is not interchangeable with ill, but usu. has the connotation of nauseous: She got sick and threw up. sick, however, is used before nouns just as in the U.S.: a sick man.


contraction of I will.




1. illustrated.
2. illustration.
3. illustrator.
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[ˈaɪl] = I will, I shallill-advised [ˌɪlədˈvaɪzd] adj
[decision, remark] → peu judicieux/euse
[person] → malavisé(e)
he was ill-advised to ... → il a été malavisé de ...
They would be ill-advised to do this → Ils seraient malavisés de procéder ainsi.ill-at-ease [ˌɪlətˈiːz] adjmal à l'aiseill-bred [ˌɪlˈbrɛd] adj (= uncouth) → mal élevé(e)ill-conceived [ˌɪlkənˈsiːvd] adjmal conçu (e)ill-considered [ˌɪlkənˈsɪdərd] adj [action, words, plan, measures] → inconsidéré(e)ill-defined [ˌɪldɪˈfaɪnd] adjmal défini(e)
staff with ill-defined responsibilities → un personnel aux responsabilités mal définiesill-disposed [ˌɪldɪˈspəʊzd] adj
to be ill-disposed towards sb/sth → être mal disposé(e) envers qn/qchill effects ill-effects [ˌɪlɪˈfɛkts] npleffets mpl adverses
Did you suffer any ill effects after the operation? → Avez vous souffert d'effets adverses après l'intervention?
to suffer ill effects from sth → souffrir des effets adverses de qch
They are suffering ill effects from the contamination of their water → Ils souffrent des effets adverses de la contamination de leur eau.
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"I," said the wet, Rank Jungle-sweat, "I'll give him the Bath!"
I'll take you down a peg before I get done with you.
"In school today, I'll learn to read, tomorrow to write, and the day after tomorrow I'll do arithmetic.
I'll have them fly to India for gold, Ransack the ocean for orient pearl, And search all corners of the new-found world For pleasant fruits and princely delicates; I'll have them read me strange philosophy, And tell the secrets of all foreign kings; I'll have them wall all Germany with brass, And make swift Rhine circle fair Wertenberg; I'll have them fill the public schools with silk, Wherewith the students shall be bravely clad; I'll levy soldiers with the coin they bring, And chase the Prince of Parma from our land, And reign sole king of all the provinces; Yea, stranger engines for the brunt of war, Than was the fiery keel at Antwerp-bridge, I'll make my servile spirits to invent.
"Now, you see, Jim, so be as you ARE here," says he, "I'll give you a piece of my mind.
Up you get, and I'll drive you to the station myself!"
"If you still want me to go away with you on Saturday, Philip, I'll come."
P'raps you'd so fur obleege me, learned governor, as tell him that if he don't come precious soon, I'll look him up.'
I hear you've been awfully rude to poor little Morrison of the Post; but I'll be very careful what I say, and very quick."
I'll watch the whole night long, and I'll do it every night, too, if you'll do the other part of the job."
"I'll go t'ump hell outa deh mug what did her deh harm.
After I get into bed I'll imagine out a real nice prayer to say always.

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