[ US /ˈdɛθˌbɛd/ ]
[ UK /dˈɛθbɛd/ ]
  1. the last few hours before death
  2. the bed on which a person dies
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How To Use deathbed In A Sentence

  • I was addressing the issue of whether his deathbed activities that I read about could meaningfully be described as signs of repentance for his proabortion rights stance. Sen. Ted Kennedy's right to a Catholic funeral
  • But since he or his representative maintained for years that his proabortion rights stance is consistent with being a Catholic in good standing, with receiving Holy Communion, leading family prayers, and being visited by priest friends, I can't for the life of me figure out why I should see his doing such things on his deathbed as "signs of repentance" for the manifest grave sin of his proabortion rights stance. Sen. Ted Kennedy's right to a Catholic funeral
  • It is not on its deathbed, but it is looking distinctly unwell. Times, Sunday Times
  • A more serious breach of ethics came with the publication of a picture of Mitterrand on his deathbed.
  • Nothing more could add to his notoriety except a deathbed conversion, and the Scottish bishop and historian Gilbert Burnet was to provide it.
  • Usually rendered as Good Samaritans, doctors in paintings typically hover near sickbeds or deathbeds, dispensing solace and advice.
  • The deathbed struggles of the enemies can only hasten their own doom.
  • One hears stories of Christians who, in great anguish of heart, hover over the deathbeds of unbelieving dying relatives, hoping to hear, if only as a last gasp, a confession of faith.
  • I told him he was the bravest man I'd ever known, leaving out how his braveness usually crossed the line into pigheaded stupidity (one should cut someone a little slack when he's on his deathbed).
  • On his deathbed, my father made me promise not to sell the house.
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