One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See incurableas submodifier ‘incurably ill patients’
- ‘His wife, after bouts of mental illness, was hospitalised as incurably insane in 1919.’
- ‘However, when it comes to an incurably ill adult who has a voice and a will of his or her own, these human rights are apparently taken away.’
- ‘As a result, evidence of depression is often overlooked in ill or disabled persons who are suicidal, and some incurably ill or disabled persons experience pressure to refuse life-prolonging medical treatment.’
- ‘Doubtless he would tell me that I am simply upset about my father being incurably ill, and that as his daughter I am simply expressing displaced anger.’
- ‘But he was also cruel, inconsistent, and incurably suspicious, a great taker of hostages; unable to feel trust, he could not inspire it.’
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