in hospital


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in hospital

A UK-specific phrase, which would be expressed as “in the hospital” in the US.
References in classic literature ?
Rostov, who felt his friend's absence very much, having no news of him since he left and feeling very anxious about his wound and the progress of his affairs, took advantage of the armistice to get leave to visit Denisov in hospital.
And during the long weeks I lay in hospital, from the first day I never missed alcohol.
It's a big problem ins supermarkets and hospitals, where people use blue badges belonging to relatives who are in hospital .
Sana Ali, 17, died in hospital after she was found with multiple knife wounds to her body in an up stairs bedroom at her home in Bury, Greater Manchester.
When physicians don't provide charity care, poor people end up in hospital emergency rooms or at tax-funded health clinics, of which there are about 50 throughout Los Angeles County.
TWO pensioners in their eighties who were battered with a poker in a horror five-hour ordeal could be in hospital for a week.