deathbed deathbed  /ˈdɛθ ˌbɛd/


  1. (n) the last few hours before death
  2. (n) the bed on which a person dies


  1. On her deathbed, she has a vision of heaven.
  2. The novel exists only in practice, not in theory, in the moment when the brain hits the page--the moment when a dying servant's bare heels meet beneath the sheets on his deathbed.
  3. On his deathbed, Litvinenko accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of his poisoning.



  1. "On his deathbed he asked to be buried when the war is over in Chechen soil," Bukovsky said after the service. "He was a fierce defender of Chechnya and critic of the Kremlin."
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Vladimir Bukovsky Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "You definitely take a different approach on life," Lesnar said. "You realize there is nothing more important in life than your family, and you really find out who your friends are. I felt like I was on my deathbed."
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Brock Lesnar Source: Bismarck Tribune

  3. Mr Jobs said his move not to present the Macworld keynote had set off a "flurry of rumours about my health, some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed".
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Steve Jobs Source: BBC News

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