from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not well inclined or disposed: as, ill-affected adherents.
  • Affected with bad impressions.

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  • adjective discontented as toward authority


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  • Alcibiades raves (saith [3404] Maximus Tyrius) and is sick, his furious desires carry him from Lyceus to the pleading place, thence to the sea, so into Sicily, thence to Lacedaemon, thence to Persia, thence to Samos, then again to Athens; Critias tyranniseth over all the city; Sardanapalus is lovesick; these men are ill-affected all, and can never be cured, till their minds be otherwise qualified.

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  • In a State where there is a sense of virtue, a powerful man ought not to give way to the ill-affected, or expose the government to those that are incapable of it, nor suffer high trusts to be committed to those who want common honesty.

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  • An ill-affected Government may well realise today, moreover, that such a stoppage would probably not be followed by a collapse and surrender by the company.

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  • Towards the close of the year the influx from Oxford became so dangerous that it became necessary for the mayor to issue a precept (17 Dec.) for special precautions to be taken against danger arising from ill-affected persons. —

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  • Instantly there flashed upon Judith the intuition that her uncle, heartsick and ill-affected toward the quarrel, had silently withdrawn until it should have been settled one way or another.

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  • The audiences before whom _The Revenge_ was produced evidently showed themselves ill-affected towards such a medley of purely fictitious creations, and of historical personages and incidents, treated in the most arbitrary fashion.

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  • For what citizen can there be found so ill-affected as to wish by one vote to draw two daggers against the Republic?

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  • The vessel that has arrived here has brought down some of the ill-affected Portuguese.

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  • The discovery led to stricter precautions being taken to prevent inhabitants of the city leaving the city to join the king at Oxford, as many ill-affected persons had already done.

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