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
References in classic literature ?
Thus I have reason to wish ill to Mary's work of imagination, as I presumed it to be, and I said to him with easy brutality, "Tell her about the boxes, David, and that no one can begin a book until they are all full.
exclaimed D'Artagnan to the two friends, "you may well wish ill to Mazarin; for I assure you, on his side he wishes you no good.
Monk lowered his tone immediately: "The king," continued he, "is of too noble a nature, the king's heart is too high to allow him to wish ill to those who do him good.
I do expect that there should be anger in the youth and that it is a motivating force, but to express that anger and wish ill on somebody is not the non-violent way.
I don't wish ill for you, Charlie Walk," she concluded the letter.
In political intramurals, it is now normal for politicians to wish ill on their rivals.
It is not normal behaviour to wish ill of others, or to seek to injure others.
Never wish ill on another, no matter the benefit to yourself.
While I don't wish ill on any other business, this filter is for the overall good of the sector.
or the countries of the region could remain divided as we push them further towards fragmentation and division," the lawmaker said, warning that Israel and all those who wish ill for the region would be the prime benefactors.
Not wanting to wish ill on someone, but the fact that influential Ipswich striker David McGoldrick will miss out with a thigh injury is a plus for Wolves.
I do not wish ill will towards any other female artist and I never have
It is because we are all God's children -- and when we harm each other, when we betray each other, when we wish ill against each other, we are actually harming, betraying, and wishing ill against our Almighty Father -- the Lord our God.
Those who wish ill for the Arab world in general and the GCC in particular will have been disappointed that there was no public summit rift between these countries.
So having expressed complete sympathy with the Celtic manager, I have to wonder why a man in his position is exposing himself to a medium densely populated by those who would wish ill on him?