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  • Under care in a hospital as a patient.
  • Occurring in or while in a hospital or hospitals.


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  • But he's just had blood-poisoning and lain in hospital in New York for eighteen months.


  • Injuries to his lungs, aggravated by exposure, necessitated a prolonged period in hospital subsequent to the action.

    Movie Night

  • Urged patent medicines on brother Derek on bedder-sickness in hospital prior to operation.

    The Nursing Home Murder

  • The Duce had made his family move to Libya as part of the colonisation, and there they had died at the hands of the rebels whilst he was in hospital with dysentery.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • They requested the medical officers to select two hundred "malaria" cases, and sent them in hospital trains to the Army diagnostic laboratory run by Carroll at Fort Myer, near Washington, and to leading hospitals in Balti - more, Boston and other cities.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • The whole financial mess simply got worse while Sir Ivan was in hospital because no one except him could make decisions and he wouldn't talk to me.

    To The Hilt

  • At Po River he was wounded a third time but remained in hospital only ten days, and resuming his command was dangerously wounded again at Tolpotomoy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • I stood about scratching my head and looking lost until one of those nosey neighbours with see-all lace curtains at the windows came out to tell me that dear, sweet Miss Lessingham was in hospital with a broken hip, had been for three weeks now, though she was doing considerably better.

    A Letter of Mary

  • Just a few feet ahead, the leather-jacket-wearing Smith, still with the headlamp, was facing off against two twentysomething men in hospital scrubs.

    Forever Lost

  • A more recent example from the files of Celia Green:9 I was in hospital having had an operation for peritonitis; I developed pneumonia and was very ill.

    Experiencing the Next World Now


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