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the last few hours before death

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the bed on which a person dies

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Some people even talked of a promise to his wife on her deathbed, and others of the son and the uncle not letting him.
Whether Catherine had spent her tears, or whether the grief were too weighty to let them flow, she sat there dry-eyed till the sun rose: she sat till noon, and would still have remained brooding over that deathbed, but I insisted on her coming away and taking some repose.
But it were impious to trace any farther the picture of the blasphemer and parricide's deathbed.
No; but he was present at the deathbed of a man who knew him.
It is an engagement of honour, not of love; her father sanctioned it on his deathbed, two years since; she herself neither welcomed it nor shrank from it--she was content to make it.
The next day Bessie was sent for home to the deathbed of her little sister.
I was still listening in thought to her well- remembered tones--still picturing her pale and spiritual aspect, her wasted face and sublime gaze, as she lay on her placid deathbed, and whispered her longing to be restored to her divine Father's bosom-- when a feeble voice murmured from the couch behind: "Who is that?
London, Jan 31 ( ANI ): When we are on our deathbeds we typically wish we had been truer to ourselves, expressed ourselves better, stayed in touch with friends and not worked so hard.
At what point in this complex story do published deathbeds become important and why?
It is equally obvious in her paintings of Ingres, Hugo, Rodin, Munch, and Cocteau on their deathbeds and in her remakes of well-known portrayals of the dead: Hamlet's Ophelia, the French revolutionary Marat, and the eighteenth-century teen poet Thomas Chatterton.
Through the mists, he sees Ronnie Biggs, lying silently on his deathbed (a full range of self-assembly pine deathbeds can be found in the new Ikea catalogue, by the way).