Definition of Deathbed

1. Noun. The last few hours before death.

Generic synonyms: Time Of Life

2. Noun. The bed on which a person dies.
Generic synonyms: Bed

Definition of Deathbed

1. 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.

Definition of Deathbed

1. Noun. The bed on which someone dies ¹

2. Noun. The last hours before death ¹

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Definition of Deathbed

1. the bed on which a person dies [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deathbed

death star
death stick
death sticks
death tax
death taxes
death throe
death throes
death toll
death trance
death warmed up
death warrant
death wish
death wishes
death zone
death zones
deathbed (current term)

Literary usage of Deathbed

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1. The Law of Scotland in Relation to Wills and Succession: Including the by John M'Laren (1868)
"There was the less reason for extending the law of deathbed to ... It is, however, in ita relations to heritable property tlmt the law of deathbed ..."

2. The Law of Wills and Succession as Administered in Scotland: Including by John M'Laren (1894)
"There was the less reason for extending the law of deathbed to ... It is, however, in its relations to heritable property that the law of deathbed is of ..."

3. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir by John Erskine, George Mackenzie, James Ivory (1828)
"deathbed, No. 8.). So also, " appearance in the market-place of Dum- " fries was held sufficient, though not on ... deathbed excluded by re- convalescence, ..."

4. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"... THE deathbed OF BENTON (Peroration of the Benton Monument Address) WHEN Colonel Benton was on his deathbed, my father and mother both hastened from the ..."

5. At the Hour of Death by Karlis Osis, Erlendur Haraldsson (1997)
"CHAPTER 3 Research on deathbed Visions: Past and Present deathbed visions have always been with us. They can be found in biographies and literature from all ..."

6. The Scottish Jurist: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the House of by House of Lords, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Parliament, Great Britain (1857)
"This is the usual form which has been approved of by the Court in a reduction on the head of deathbed ; and it ia thought it should be adhered to, ..."

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