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.
"Faith!" 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."
It comes as no surprise that aside from the royal fans whoA were anticipating the event, those who wish ill of the family would also be eyeing the ceremony.
She posted a screenshot of the comment and expressed sadness that there are people "who wish ill on anyone."
Let's not wish ill of others rather let's look for the proper solutions.
Ahead of the funeral at Belfast's St Anne's Cathedral, McKee's family paid tribute to 'a gentle, innocent soul who wouldn't wish ill on anyone.' 'She was a smart, strong-minded woman who believed in passionately in inclusivity, justice and truth,' the family said in a statement via their solicitors.
THE New IRA yesterday admitted responsibility for the murder of Lyra McKee yesterday as her family paid tribute to the "gentle, innocent soul who wouldn't wish ill on anyone".
What possible motivation could the speakers have - particularly if they claim they don't 'wish ill' for Pakistan and this forum is to 'save Pakistan from clutches of military authoritarianism and facade of democracy'?
Prasad said, "We have a clear view that everyone has a right to criticise the government but no one has a right to wish ill for the country.
'By the likes of you, itong paring to wish ill, mamatay sana si Duterte, edi sabihin ko nalang rin mamatay sana kayong lahat ng venereal disease,' he reacted during a press conference at the Davao airport.
"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.
It is not normal behaviour to wish ill of others, or to seek to injure others.