American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The bed on which a person dies.
- n. The last hours before death.
- idiom. on (one's) deathbed Close to death.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bed on which a person dies or is confined in his last sickness.
- n. Hence A person's last sickness; sickness ending in death.
- Of or pertaining to a death-bed, or to the circumstances of a person's death.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The bed in which a person dies; hence, the closing hours of life of one who dies by sickness or the like; the last sickness.
- n. the last few hours before death
- n. the bed on which a person dies
- death + bed (Wiktionary)
“You know, that last week people make what they call deathbed appointments, deathbed pardons.”
“A deathbed is a matter of nerves and constitution and not of religion.”
“He was too dangerous to be released a few weeks ago, but now Jack Straw, in his infinite mercy and wisdom, is prepared to let Biggs die in relative freedom - well, as free as any man can be on his deathbed, that is.”
“The good father also believed that the last struggle of Champlain on his deathbed was a prophecy.”
“Learning how to breathe correctly on your deathbed is a bit late in the game for health and longevity.”
“The power of witness and duty that Will awarded me on his deathbed was an integral part of what I knew and must live to say.”
“One of her favorites is a macabre conceit of her own called the deathbed Oscar.”
“His deathbed is a rope, four strong nails have killed his hope of climbing down”
“And all the exercises of his deathbed were the prolonged and brightening experience of what he here describes.”
“Our dinner was spread on the floor in Lady Hester's favourite apartment; her deathbed was our sideboard, her furniture our fuel; her name our conversation.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘deathbed’.
Names for the next generation of My Little Ponies. Inspired by Star's list.
Endings, results, and pinnacles. The ideal here is to somehow imply the paradoxical concept of "after-endings".
By T. Lewington, as performed by Enter the Haggis, on their CD "Soapbox Heroes."
I've had a life that's full
Everyone's been good to me
So fire up that fiddle, boy,
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