wish (one) ill

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wish (one) ill

To wish poor fortune on someone; to hope someone fails. The breakup was hard, but there was no animosity on either side—I don't wish him ill or anything. It's pretty petty to be wishing her ill like that, just because she's pursuing a career with a different company.
See also: ill, wish
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He told them: "Don't let the media divide us; don't let those people who wish us ill divide us.
The tenuousness of our countries and societies become evident to those who wish us ill, and view us as easy prey in their plans to redraw our boundaries.
Only an army like that," he continued, "will send a clear message to those who wish us ill, that the State of Israel and the Jewish people have a firm defensive shield, and that anyone who rises against us will feel the full weight of our fist.
You rarely hear anyone up here whingeing about the travelling every fortnight or so but, for some, it's an excuse to wish us ill.
And, if they have seen those things, why are they creating perfect cover for people who wish us ill to infiltrate and strike?
Together, they told those who wish us ill and seek perverse justice through indiscriminate murder: You will not divide us.
A crucial part of national security, however, is insuring that those who wish us ill do not possess those same technologies.
It would be the gift of being embraced by those who fear us, who hate us, who wish us ill.
In a world where we can't possibly occupy or jail or defeat every person that might wish us ill, we need to work harder to make a world with more partners and fewer terrorists," Clinton told the audience.
If those who wish us ill develop weapons of mass destruction, we will not wait for one of our cities to be blown up before we take action in a war that has been forced upon us.
We see no advantage in accelerating the general availability of such products to those who would wish us ill.