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bedside

Academia
adjective Referring to clinical relevance, as in at the bedside, rather than at the (research) bench.
 
Medspeak
adjective Referring to virtual space near a bed.

noun The virtual space by the side of a bed, especially of an ill person, physically and psychologically reserved for a doctor, healer or other person, who provides comfort or assistance.
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Her daughters were kneeling at the bedside as her spirit passed away.
She glides back to my bedside before she speaks again.
He was annoyed at his son's being there, at the bedside, when he ought to have been addressing the electors.
Lady Janet was, most unluckily, present when this impudent opinion was delivered at the bedside.
The doctor went over to the bedside and felt his pulse and head.
There was no dust visible anywhere, a rug was laid by the bedside.
For the rest of the four-and-twenty hours, as long as his life was in danger, I never left his bedside.
My place is by Marian's bedside," was her only answer.
The three-legged table had been drawn close to the bedside, and on it there were two bottles.
The guest looked contemptuously at the clean coarse bedding prepared for him, and, sitting down on the rush chair at the bedside, drew his money out of his pocket, and told it over in his hand.
She clutched the matron by the arm, and forcing her into a chair by the bedside, was about to speak, when looking round, she caught sight of the two old women bending forward in the attitude of eager listeners.
You ask her to kneel at this bedside and be married to you, that your reparation may be complete.