bedridden old

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  • Why, only a short time ago a bedridden old woman moved a brick wall! Cited from Redemption and Two Other Plays, by Leo Tolstoy
  • This very Sunday I went to see a bedridden old lady who sent me word that she had something to tell me. Cited from Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II, by Burton J. Hendrick
  • Here, a child at the gates of death; there a bedridden old man, whose room she tidied and breakfast she prepared. Cited from The Angel Adjutant, by Minnie L. Carpenter
  • There were bedridden old women huddled up on mattresses, almost dead with terror. Cited from A Surgeon in Belgium, by Henry Sessions Souttar
  • Not only was the house empty, but, with the exception of a few sick and bedridden old people, there was not a soul in the village. Cited from Forty-one years in India, by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • Still, Olive thought it was wrong to leave a poor bedridden old woman in a state of such unprotected desolation. Cited from Olive, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • A poor bedridden old woman, she lay there in her house at Vernet for some seven tedious years, and then was gathered to her fathers. Cited from La Mere Bauche, by Anthony Trollope
  • That bedridden old lady there had a stalwart son, who was now the owner of the Helpholme pastures. Cited from Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship, by Various
  • For quarter of an hour the tars labored assiduously; and many a bedridden old woman, or a forgotten baby, did they bring out. Cited from In Times of Peril, by G. A. Henty
  • There was a strong bond of sympathy between these two, and the news of the queen's death was a great blow to the bedridden old man in Sevilla. Cited from Christopher Columbus, by Mildred Stapley
  • Through Mrs. Wiggs she had gotten interested in Mrs. Schultz, and often stopped in to read to the bedridden old lady. Cited from Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch, by Alice C. Hegan
  • At Heure le Romain on or about the 15th of August all the male inhabitants, including some bedridden old men, were imprisoned in the church. Cited from New York Times Current History: The European War, Jun 1915, V. 2, No. 3
  • When the Zanzibar boat arrived Speke was well enough to walk to the shore, but Burton "had to be supported like a bedridden old woman." Cited from The Life of Sir Richard Burton, Thomas Wright
  • Then, too, there was a bedridden old woman in a hovel in the Rue du Mont-Cenis. Cited from Three Cities: Paris, Vol. 5, by Emile Zola
  • One afternoon, after tea out on the lawn, they were walking together by the bypath to the lodge in order to meet Lady Heyburn, who had gone into the village to visit a bedridden old lady. Cited from The House of Whispers, by William Le Queux
  • Mr. Bright's word was of course accepted, but had the witness any outside proof of the frequency of these visits to this bedridden old lady old enough to be the man Sabre's grandmother? Cited from If Winter Comes, by A.S.M. Hutchinson
  • For a time curiosity got the better of fear, and there was not a soul in the place, except one bedridden old woman, who did not that day accept lord Herbert's general invitation, and pass over the Gothic bridge to see the opening from the opposite side of the moat. Cited from St. George and St. Michael, by G. MacDonald
  • He could wear a red or a blue flannel shirt, and pull an oar (ay, the best oar) at a rowing match, or he could read the Bible and pray with a bedridden old woman. Cited from The Red Eric, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The neighbourhood was a poverty-stricken one, and the kind Colonel, with his tripping step and simple manner, was soon a familiar figure in it, chatting with the seamen, taking provisions to starving families, or visiting some bedridden old woman to light her fire. Cited from Eminent Victorians, by Lytton Strachey
  • I tell you, you would stand in the snow to listen to Callinan!' But, just then, a bedridden old woman suddenly sat up and began to sing Raftery's 'Bridget Vesach' as long as her breath lasted; so the last word was for him after all. Cited from Poets and Dreamers, by Lady Augusta Gregory and Others