deathbed

noun
death·​bed | \ ˈdeth-ˌbed How to pronounce deathbed (audio) \

Definition of deathbed

1 : the bed in which a person dies
2 : the last hours of life
on one's deathbed
: near the point of death

Examples of deathbed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Part Of Your Portfolio Imagine yourself on your deathbed. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 14 June 2021 The problem resulted in Cole being unable to visit his father on his deathbed and refraining from visiting his elderly mother, his lawyers contend. Dan Hinkel, chicagotribune.com, 25 Mar. 2021 That fall, Republicans won dozens of congressional races, and the Whig Party was on its deathbed. Ron Grossman, chicagotribune.com, 26 Feb. 2021 At a news conference on Saturday, the family said the letter was written by a former undercover police officer on his deathbed in 2011. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, 22 Feb. 2021 In 2010, hearing that her mother was on her deathbed, Marion called for the first time in years to try to make amends. USA Today, 17 Dec. 2020 On his deathbed in 1943, McLaren requested that the tree be lit every Christmas, and the city has honored that request.. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, 11 Dec. 2020 One day that fall, learning that her mother was on her deathbed, Emin visited her in Margate. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, 9 Dec. 2020 In 2016, Welsh attended the Republican National Convention as a delegate, spoke at rallies, and even helped her ailing mother cast an absentee ballot for Trump from her deathbed. Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of deathbed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Deathbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deathbed. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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deathbed

noun
death·​bed | \ ˈdeth-ˌbed How to pronounce deathbed (audio) \

Kids Definition of deathbed

: the bed a person dies in
on someone's deathbed
: very close to death

deathbed

noun
death·​bed | \ ˈdeth-ˌbed How to pronounce deathbed (audio) \

Medical Definition of deathbed

1 : the bed in which a person dies
2 : the last hours of life
on one's deathbed
: near the point of death

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