Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of bedridden.

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Examples

  • As with everyone else, it's a very good photo of you (and you don't look a thing like Walter Matthau, nor Jack Lemmon), but I hope the occasion for being bed-ridden doesn't come up again for a long time.

    Bonkus on the Konkus

  • Within a year, I would be bed-ridden with occasional trips in my wheelchair.

    Daniel P. Malito: To Walk Or Not To Walk? Humanizing Medicare Cuts

  • A promising email exchange collapsed when I asked my correspondent the question, and since he's bed-ridden, I doubt he's just been swamped with chores.

    Andrew Reinbach: Right Wing "Facts" V. Reality

  • The family of bed-ridden grandmother Dorothy Hacking blame Thanet Council for 'disgusting treatment' after the pensioner became overstretched trying to pay for work to meet government regulations to reduce CO2 emissions.

    Killed in a good cause

  • A story passed amongst the town's people spoke of how she had been thrown by a horse many years ago, breaking her neck, leaving her paralyzed and bed-ridden, never to be seen again.

    Amos Johnson

  • In 1983, while bed-ridden with the mumps for over 3 months, he took an even greater interest in the stock market, as all he could do was read the papers.

    Matthew Yglesias » Cramer Misquotes Lenin, Too

  • In 1983, while bed-ridden with the mumps for over 3 months, he took an even greater interest in the stock market, as all he could do was read the papers. peep Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Cramer Misquotes Lenin, Too

  • The work it most reminds me of is the scary 1943 radio play Sorry Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher (wife of the composer Bernard Herrmann), in which a bed-ridden woman only communicates with people on the phone and comes to the horrific discovery someone is out to kill her.

    Buried

  • Ned Stark once again refuses to let another do his dirty work: "She deserves better than a butcher," he says of Lady, and as he puts the wolf down, her scattered sibs howl — including the beast left behind at Winterfell who helped save bed-ridden Bran from an assassin.

    Matt's TV Week in Review: A Wedding, A Farewell, and More!

  • After that come the long years of exile and speculation, his death, her haunted and much lifted face at the window of Buckingham Palace and then a slow fade, bed-ridden in the Bois de Boulogne, to her own end.

    Behind Closed Doors: The Tragic, Untold Story of the Duchess of Windsor by Hugo Vickers - review

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