sickbed

noun
sick·​bed | \ˈsik-ˌbed \

Definition of sickbed 

: the bed on which one lies sick

Examples of sickbed in a Sentence

The general gave the orders from his sickbed.

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People who know Comey, and those who write about him, often tell the story from this time of Attorney General John Ashcroft, on his sickbed, in 2004. David Shortell, CNN, "James Comey, former FBI director, strong-willed prosecutor and paragon of controversy, is ready to tell his story," 13 Apr. 2018 The sickbed visit was the start of a dramatic showdown between the White House and the Justice Department in early 2004 that, according to Comey, was resolved only when Bush overruled Gonzales and Card. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "What, Exactly, Did House Democrats Just Learn from James Comey?," 13 Jan. 2017 But the sickbed scenes form just part of the picture: Mr. Bowie is also shown, pen in hand, at a writing table, engaged in the act of creation. Nate Chinen, New York Times, "David Bowie, Master of the Music Video," 11 Jan. 2016 The sickbed visit was the start of a dramatic showdown between the White House and the Justice Department in early 2004 that, according to Comey, was resolved only when Bush overruled Gonzales and Card. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump’s inexperience contributed to Comey interactions that now cloud his presidency," 17 May 2017 Lonia lies in her sickbed in her North London home. Lucy Scholes, New York Times, "Two Immigrant Families Intertwine During London’s Summer of Bombs," 28 Apr. 2017 On the evening of February 5th, the Lincolns had shuttled between his upstairs sickbed and the East Room. Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, "George Saunders Gets Inside Lincoln’s Head," 13 Feb. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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sickbed

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sickbed

: the bed on which a sick person lies

sickbed

noun
sick·​bed | \ˈsik-ˌbed \

Kids Definition of sickbed

: a bed on which a sick person lies

sickbed

noun
sick·​bed | \ˈsik-ˌbed \

Medical Definition of sickbed 

: the bed upon which one lies sick

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