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space by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person)

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I had spent the better part of the night at the bedside of the worshipful Governor Winthrop, doing what my poor skill might to give him ease.
He watched long by the bedside of the suffering woman; he remained longer still in consultation with his medical brethren; he went back again to the sick-room, before Miss Garth could prevail on him to communicate to her the opinion at which he had arrived.
uf,'' said a broken and shrill voice close by his bedside, ``to say there is that which he dares not
Crayford still keeps her place by the bedside, too anxious and too wakeful to retire to her own room.
She was not even thinking of the lost Ferrari; her mind was at Venice, by the sick man's bedside.
The hand-bell is on my bedside table; and I can always ring for Peter if the light keeps me from sleeping.
Nevertheless, the strange terror grew so insupportable that conquering my reluctance to move I sat up and lit the lamp at my bedside.
She had passed a weary night at the bedside of a near relative staying at Ramsgate.
Another custom begun at this time was that of the pitcher of water by the bedside to furnish relief to my scorched and sizzling membranes.
Lord Holchester entered eagerly into politics before his eldest son had been two minutes by his bedside.
He thoroughly understood our trying position, and felt all the importance of preventing such a person as Mercy Merrick from seizing the opportunity of intruding herself at the bedside.
Turlington closed the door, and seated himself by the bedside.
She therefore no sooner opened the door, and saw her master standing by the bedside in his shirt, with a candle in his hand, than she started back in a most terrible fright, and might perhaps have swooned away, had he not now recollected his being undrest, and put an end to her terrors by desiring her to stay without the door till he had thrown some cloathes over his back, and was become incapable of shocking the pure eyes of Mrs Deborah Wilkins, who, though in the fifty-second year of her age, vowed she had never beheld a man without his coat.
Doctor Sarson came slowly and gravely to the bedside.
In spite of her own perturbation and heartache, her hands had not been idle, and she stood now at the bedside with the quieting powder ready.