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 added that despite their differences, Dominic is still his brother and he would never wish him ill, more so his death.
"Sa mga kritiko na gustong magkasakit siya, wala kaming mahanap na sakit [To critics who wish him ill, we did find any ailment]," he said.
Rippy and I do not wish him ill. But my conclusion after reading this article is that he either does not have children of his own or he has not thought through the consequences of his actions.
"For those who wish him ill it is also their loss, because one day they may have to stand up and cheer him," he added.
Of Ferguson's stepfather, Mr Gibson said: "She didn't wish him ill, but the history building up and the many years of distress meant she took it upon herself to send the sympathy card.
Having said that I don't particularly wish him ill and take no pleasure in having seen his career falter.
Traveling in an armored vehicle or with an entourage, he says, would be too flashy and would only draw the attention of people who might wish him ill, so instead, he simply does not share his schedule with anyone - even his colleagues.
oI donAEt wish him ill, but itAEs hard because he never stops saying bad things about me.
I still feel they haven't thought seriously enough by appointing him full time, but he's such an honourable man that few will wish him ill.
If Henman hadn't come along, it would have been someone else and there really is no reason at all to wish him ill.
He pointed out that despite their differences, Dominic is still his brother and he would never wish him ill, more so his death.
"Kasi every time you wish him ill, lalong lumalakas.
And only the mean-minded will wish him ill in a month that may turn out to be a defining one so far as Fowler and Anfield are concerned.
But if you wish him ill, you will soon be visited by illness.