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bedside

[bed-sahyd] /ˈbɛdˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the side of a bed, especially as the place of one attending the sick.
adjective
2.
at or for a bedside:
a bedside table.
Origin of bedside
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; orig. bed + 's1 + side1
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  • When Mr. Codling was told, he stood for a moment as if dazed, and then asked to be led to Sarah's bedside.

    The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  • Rico went to the bedside, and looked at the child in silence.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • I do a good deal of writing letters by the bedside, of course—writing all kinds, including love letters.

    The Wound Dresser Walt Whitman
  • She took his hand in both hers, as she often took her mother's, and stood by the bedside.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • With these cryptic words he slid off the bed, taking with him the large old-fashioned Bible which always lay by Nanna's bedside.

    What Timmy Did Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
British Dictionary definitions for bedside

bedside

/ˈbɛdˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
  1. the space by the side of a bed, esp of a sick person
  2. (as modifier): a bedside lamp, a doctor's bedside manner
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Word Origin and History for bedside
n.

late 14c., from bed (n.) + side. Bedside manner attested from 1869.

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