from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Sickness; malaise.
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I do not know whether this fact can be proven, but I am sure the feminine malease in lying can be observed.
Criminal Psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students 1911
"the best place for sick folk," with nothing to trouble him beyond the bodily malease which holds him there.
The Secret of a Happy Home (1896) Marion Harland 1876
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