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- adjective Confined to the bed by sickness or infirmity.
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- adjective obsolete
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- adjective confined to bed (by illness)
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My old lord lay long bedrid of the gout, and the wight I have described lived in an estate some few miles distant.
Christ, and fear of God; the which, good Christian, thou mayest do, and do acceptably, even though thou shouldst lie bedrid all thy days; thou mayest also be sick and believe, be sick and love, be sick and fear God, and so be a blessed man.
Master Loomis had been eager to go to the war; but his mother was a poor bedrid woman, dependent on him for support, and all the dignitaries of the town combined in advising and urging him to stay at home for the sake of their children, as well as his mother.
Does he not lie there as a perpetual lesson of despair, and type of bedrid valetudinarian impotence?
The accusations, confined at first to Tituba and two other friendless women, one crazed, the other bedrid, presently included two female members of Parris 'church, in which, as in so many other churches, there had been some sharp dissensions.
Moses Jones, knew himself; and though he was still a "bedrid block o 'wood," the block was fast repairing and would soon be as good as a freshly growing tree.
She, perhaps, is dead now, for when he last called she was bedrid, and nearly insensible.
In another dormitory up stairs, we found ten or twelve bedrid women, one of them within a few months of completing the hundredth year of her age, but able to converse.
The youngest Daughter Nanette had sunk under this pestilence, in the flower of her years; and whilst the second Daughter Luise lay like to die of the same, the Father also was laid bedrid with gout.
Not even Orthodoxy, bedrid as she seemed, but will have a hand in this confusion.