bedridden

Part of speech: adjective

Confined to bed by sickness or weakness. bedrid.

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Usage examples "bedridden":

  1. The contents of these writings were not altogether pleasing however, for I learned from them that my father was in broken health and almost bedridden, and indeed, though I did not know it for many years after, he died in Ditchingham Church upon the very day that I received his letter. - "Montezuma's Daughter", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. But now Lord Tranmore was bedridden up- stairs, with two nurses to look after him, and to judge from the aspect of the tables piled with letters and books, and from the armful of papers which a private secretary carried off with him as he disappeared before the Dean, Ashe was now fully at home in the room which had been his father's. - "The Marriage of William Ashe", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. If he is bedridden, what then? - "The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories", Arnold Bennett.