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  • adj. Unable to leave one's chair, for some reason


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  • Henry suspected that, panicked by the loneliness and debased status of the early months of widowhood, she was already looking for a second husband and was beginning to realize that a seventeen-year-old chairbound son was an obstacle to be carefully weighed by likely candidates against her late husband's money, her own ageing and desperate sexuality.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • It progressed very swiftly; within three months he was chairbound.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • Enlightened, I thought back to the previous week at Doncaster, seeing in memory Angelo giving a racecard to an elderly chairbound man.

    Twice shy

  • There are programs for just about everyone - for the homebound, for the chairbound, for people who need to get restarted after a health setback.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

  • Leo has Parkinson's disease and is virtually chairbound. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • For the first time passengers are treated as customers, rather than chairbound invalids to be fed at times and with the foods on their diet sheets.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • He imagines that entire families -- grandpa, grandma, father, mother, and kids -- are chairbound and slippered as they gather around


  • At the time, I was also chairbound with a severely sprained ankle and so I wasn’t going anywhere anyhow.

    The New Book at SF Novelists


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