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433 example sentences with  death-bed

433 example sentences with death-bed

To which Byron, inter alia: "Mr. Southey, with a cowardly ferocity, exults over the anticipated death-bed repentance of the objects of his dislike, and indulges himself in a pleasant 'Vision of Judgment,' in prose, as well as verse, full of impious impudence.

As he was now on his death-bed, the most distinguished of the citizens and his surviving friends collected round him and spoke admiringly of his nobleness and immense power, enumerating also the number of his exploits, and the trophies which he had set up for victories gained; for while in chief command he had won no less than nine victories for Athens.

When he died, in August, 1917, he said, 'Here I lie on my death-bed, looking clear into the Promised Land.

Thy flooded cheek to wet them with its tears; No tears can chill them, and no bosom warms, Thy breast their death-bed, coffined in thine arms!

For a moment he remained motionless beside the death-bed, with the mad hope they he might, perhaps, by his clasp infuse a little of the blood in his own heart into the veins of the dying man.

Then, of a sudden, with a poetic justice that is delicious, Italy turns around and humiliates the nation that was to take its place The whole comic situation resembles nothing more nearly than a supposedly defunct spouse rising from his death-bed to thrash the expectant second husband of his wife.

Lady Chatterton carelessly remarked, in presence of her friends, the husband of the latter was summoned to the death-bed of a relative, from whom he had great expectations.

It is said that to the day of his death he retained a firm belief that the spirit of English liberty would demand a new revolution, which was achieved in England while he was on his death-bed.

This remark appears to me to be well founded, and will account for many of the celebrated death-bed sayings which are recorded[1097].

This was a dexterous mode of description, for the purpose of his argument; for what he alluded to was, a Sermon published by the learned Dr. William Wishart, formerly principal of the college at Edinburgh, to warn men against confiding in a death-bed repentance of the inefficacy of which he entertained notions very different from those of Dr. Johnson.

Hext lay, as he supposed, and as the doctors told him, on his death-bed, and, pondering on the probable destitution of his family, he repented his rash vow, and stated to Adelaide that he should no longer oppose her wishes.

One treasure alone remained, the cross which her mother had given her on her death-bed.

Straight from Jeanie's death-bed he had gone, without a single word of explanation or farewell.

One of them was Joyce; the otherthe otherwell, if I had been lying half-unconscious on my death-bed I think I should have recognized that voice!

Not long since, a Congregationalist clergyman, who had been for forty-one years in the ministry, said in my hearing, "I have never, in all my experience as a pastor, known of a single instance in which a repentance on what was supposed to be a death-bed proved to be of any value whatever after the person recovered."

Half of this year he passed at a distance from the metropolis, and chiefly at Lichfield, where he prayed fervently by the death-bed of the old servant of his family, Catherine Chambers, leaving her with a fond farewell, and many tears.

From the beginning of operations, the young officer seems to have been summoned to the councils of war, and General Scott particularly mentions that held at Vera Cruzso serious an affair, that "a death-bed discussion could hardly have been more solemn."

Finally, he said to me with emphasis, which you will pardon me for relating, 'I tell you that, if I were on my death-bed to-morrow, and the President of the United States should tell me that a great battle was to be fought for the liberty or slavery of the country, and asked my judgment as to the ability of a commander, I would say with my dying breath, let it be Robert E. Lee.'

He contracted the peculiar disease of every country and climate he visited, and was frequently on what seemed his death-bed; but no experience of physical misery had any influence in blunting his intellectual curiosity or impairing the energies of his will.

Not a month ago she lay upon what might have been her death-bed.

Later in the day I was compelled to bid good-bye to Madame de Franchi and her son, and set out for Paris; but before I left Lucien told me how in his family his father had appeared to him on his death-bed, and

The sage lived many years, revered and beloved, and on his death-bed told this history to my father as a lesson and a warning.

Albategnius that noble Arabian, on his death-bed, saw a ship ascending and descending, which Fracastorius records of his friend Baptista Tirrianus.

Happily for the Delhi army, and more especially for the English name, the counsels of the General in command were overruled by the chief officers in the force, and even the gallant Nicholson from his death-bed denounced, in language which those who heard it will never forget, the step contemplated by his superior officer.

Heartbroken at this treatment, though still devotedly attached to him, she gradually pined away, and complete neglect of her health finally brought her to her death-bed.

Denoisel was the son of Mauperin's bosom friend, who had fought by his side in many battles, and who on his death-bed had made him his son's guardian.

At his death-bed stood his wife, his daughters, his youngest son, a pupil, and a son-in-law.

While he was on his death-bed, he was called upon by one of his old friends, whom his wife reproached with having been the last to get him drunk.

"Magna est veritas et prevalebit" were almost the last words he spoke on his death-bed.

And yet his vigil was surprised by Hester and her daughter, returning from a death-bed in the town, and presently by Roger Chillingworth himself.

"Yes, it's quite true," she sobbed; "yes, poor soldiers have been shot before now just for going off without leave to stand by their mother's death-bed or for smacking a bullying officer's face."

"I am watching over the death-bed of your victim," returned Solomon Eagle.

I shall not be surprised some day to receive cards for your death-bed.

"You are right," said her brother, with a smile; "hay-making the is like drawing will of a rich man on his death-bed; it must be done promptly, if it is done at all.

She talked on, wildly, and sometimes incoherently, about the hopes she built upon the reconciliation her death-bed would effect,showing, in these few moments of unnatural loquacity, how deeply she had felt the animosity between her sons, and how great had been the effort to conquer it.

They are Feuerbach, Daumer, Merker, Stanhope, Binder, Meier, and Fuhrmann.[A] Of these, Binder was his earliest protector; Feuerbach conducted the legal investigations to which Caspar's mysterious appearance gave rise; Daumer was for a long time his teacher and host; Stanhope adopted him; Meier afterwards filled Daumer's place; and Fuhrmann was the clergyman who attended his death-bed.

And not content with simply maintaining this absurd opinion, they taunted him with it on his death-bed, so that he was not even allowed to die in peace.

You will hear no change from my death-bed, for what I have told you is true."

We know not what faltering of purpose, what momentary failures of courage, there might have been during that long and terrible night; but certain it is, that, at day-break, he was found in the same painful position by a clergyman returning from attendance on a death-bed, who, as he advanced, thought he heard groans, and,

A few days before his self-will brought him to his death-bed, we saw him ride through the St. Petersburg streets with no pomp and no attendants, yet in as great pride as ever Despotism gave a man.

I reproached myself with having made my mother's death-bed a place of happiness; for my conscience told me that those two weeks had been, in one sense, the happiest of my life.

I had stood a short time before the death-bed of my father, who disliked me, and who had left nearly all his property to my elder brother, who was indifferent to me.

But feelings of this nature could not long absorb a man like Mr. Hardinge, who soon regained as much of the appearance of composure as it was possible to maintain by such a death-bed.

His hatred to that country was so inveterate that his thoughts of revenge seemed to occupy his mind on his death-bed.

Our little governess is now summoned away to attend her aunt's death-bed, who is visited by some compunctions towards her, and she is absent a month.

While he was in the midst of his period of verse-writing his mother died, and in the following year, just as he was working at his stories, he received a telegram calling him to attend his father's death-bed.

"Falkland, forsooth, attended him on his death-bed, as if nobody else were worthy of his confidential communications."

And upon his death-bed too?

When Suffer, who had been fifty years a servant in the English factory at Abesheber, or Bushire, a Persian sea-port, was on his death-bed, the English doctor ordered him a glass of wine.

As I expected A sermon-mongering herd about her death-bed, Stifling her with fusty sighs, as flocks of rooks Despatch, with pious pecks, a wounded brother.

Yet there was just the chance that he might consent, and then my darling's death-bed would be the easier.

Clara at length gave up her attempt to keep from writing to Schumann, in the face of her father's actions; for in spite of the promises he had given them, he could break out in such speeches as this: "If Clara marries Schumann, I will say it even on my death-bed, she is not worthy of being my daughter."

On her death-bed she sent for her son who was a monk, and for her daughter who was a nun, and bade them put her in a strong stone coffin, and to fasten the coffin to the ground with strong bands of iron.

I had seen Julie stretched upon her death-bed.

that we cannot do a good deed, not even give a cup of cold water in Christ's name, but what it shall rise again, like a guardian angel, to smooth our death-bed pillow, and make our bed for us in our sickness, and follow us into the next world, to bless us for ever and ever!

However, he never reverted to the subject, not even upon his death-bed; and after the learned doctor's decease, when I came into the whole of his practice, and no small portion of his fame, I was easy, for the memory of that sacrilege had passed away.

"Some forty years ago, in a rural parish in New England, a young man lay apparently on his death-bed with a putrid fever.

And he sings of Mary, on her death-bed in her delirium.

Having had the opportunity of judging at its right value the friendship of the Christian princes, on his death-bed Stephen advised his son Bogdan to make voluntary submission to the Turks.

"You have done that, my dear sir, which might afford comfort to any death-bed," said the lawyer solemnly.

136, n. 2; iv. 284, 401, 402, n. 2, 440; death-bed, iv. 415, n. 1, 418; devotion to, iv.

263, 476; iii. 248; recommended by Johnson on his death-bed, iv. 416; unbending himself, fond of, i. 3.

317; infidels, attacks, iii. 334, n. 1; infidelity, his death-bed, iii. 153; infidelity, his, less read, iv. 288; Johnson and Convocation, i. 464; Dictionary, absurdities in, ii.

SÉVIGNÉ, Mme. de, existence, the task of, iii. 53; misprints of her name, iii. 53, n. 2; Pelisson, her friend, i. 90, n. 1; style copied by Gray and Walpole, iii. 31, n. 1; truthfulness on a death-bed, v. 397, n. 1.

It would have been easy, for instance, to have worked the scene of the death-bed into a kind of plot in which Plattner might have been involved.

The death-bed waited for the bride.

"Good-by, Miss Cullen," I said, properly enough, though no death-bed farewell was ever more gloomily spoken; and she responded, "Good-by, Mr. Gordon," with equal propriety.

Charles V., on his death-bed, considered that "the affairs of his kingdom were in good case;" he had not even a suspicion of that chaos of war, anarchy, reverses and ruin into which they were about to fall, in the reign of his son, Charles VI.

Charles, Louis's younger brother, was a soft and mediocre but jealous and timidly ambitious prince; he remembered, moreover, the preference and the wishes manifested on his account by Charles VII., their common father, on his death-bed, and he considered his position as Duke of Berry very inferior to the hopes he believed himself entitled to nourish.

He did accept his disgrace; he retired first to Chantilly, and then to Ecouen; and there he waited for the dauphin, when he became King Henry II., to recall him to his side and restore to him the power which Francis I., on his very death-bed, had dissuaded his son from giving back.

" [Illustration: The Death-bed of Louis XIV.50] The Duke of Orleans came back again; the king had sent for him.

Dr. Payson's death-bed is indeed a deeply interesting history.

This order laid him under a necessity of attending for his discharge, but perceiving his business to advance very slowly, and his father at that time lying upon his death-bed, he was sollicitous to have his discharge as much hastened as possible, that he might pay his duty to his father, whom he had not seen for many years before.

Nay, on his Death-bed, he describes him as being pleased, that while his Soul returned to him [who ] made it, his Body should incorporate with the great Mother of all things, and by that means become beneficial to Mankind.

The solemn mysterious sleep, the transition from one life to another, became a familiar death-bed scene with the usual moving accompaniments.

In the first instance, at the moment the soul is separated from the body, Christ receives it into his keeping, standing in person either beside her death-bed or above it.

It is a dramatic and historical subject when it is the last scene in a series of the Life of the Virgin; when the death-bed, or the tomb, or the wondering apostles, and weeping women, are figured on the earth below.

The thoughts of my errors greatly embittered her last days, and on her death-bed she charged one of my sisters to reclaim me to the religion in which I had been educated.

You should have heard how plainly he dealt with our Lorenzo de' Medici on his death-bed,how he refused him absolution, unless he would make restitution to the poor and restore the liberties of Florence."

The next scene that stands out clearly against the background of the past is that of my father's death-bed.

The "death-bed hymn" of the slaves sounds a pathetic wail over an abortive life shivering on the brink of the Unknown.

On the other hand, with the disappearance of Dr. Slop caricature of living persons disappears also; while, after the famous description of Yorick's death-bed, we meet with no more attempts at self-vindication.

I swore it on her death-bed and I have kept my oath ...

A man shares nothing of that yearning attraction which draws women to a death-bed as such.

Jonson, indeed, has preserved the tradition that it had been Sir Philip's intention 'to have transform'd all his Arcadia to the stories of King Arthure,' though how the transformation was to be accomplished he forbore to hint; but the more familiar tradition of Sidney's having expressed on his death-bed a desire that the romance should be destroyed assorts better with what else we know of his regard for his 'idle worke.'

Do you suppose my death-bed will be embittered by the remembrance that I have been a liar?

"He should spare a man on his death-bed, who is endeavoring to do his duty by his children," said the man who thus declared himself to be dying.

Everybody was prepared to allow that Mr. Scarborough had not left a screw loose in the arrangement,though he was this moment on his death-bed, and had been under surgical tortures and operations, and, in fact, slowly dying, during the whole period that he had been thus busy.

That is true, no matter how late it is; if the man marries her even on his death-bed, all his children are legitimized.

'I'm upon my death-bed and my consolation is the remembrance of our mutual faith plighted to each other a short time before our quarrel.

In New York, where she had gone to lecture, she was struck down by paralysis, and a few weeks before she had seen her forty-second birthday she died in a charitable institution, joining fervently in the prayers of the clergyman who was summoned to her death-bed.

Then came the day when Scarron bade her farewell on his death-bed, begging her with his last breath to remember him sometimes, and bidding her to be "always virtuous."

On her death-bed, she requested that her remains might be interred in the Abbey of Gloucester, nigh unto the tomb of Sir Ralph de Sudley, and that her monumental tablet should contain no more than her name and state, and an inscription pointing out the extreme vanity of all human felicity.

Then he passed out to Marshfield and the death-bed.

Would that a man could have his youth to his death-bed!

The soldier knelt by that strange death-bed and leaned his pale brow upon the pillow.

When Jens Munk himself crept out from what he had thought his death-bed, he found only two of them all alive.

[Footnote 1: The autopsy which he himself ordered on his death-bed as his last contribution to medical knowledge, showed it to be a slow ossification of the membrane of the heart, involving the liver and all the vital organs.

He had risen from his brother's death-bed with a face of stony aloofness, and had gone swiftly out, she knew not whither.

Father B., however, was on his death-bed; and although he remembered the fact that he had been sent for to Binstead for this purpose, he could not recollect what had been told him as to apparitions, etc.