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.
A translated medical report provided by the Dominican Republic authorities said that although Ms Palfreeman had coughed up water and paramedics continued CPR, she could not be saved and was declared dead in hospital shortly after 11am, with the cause of death being given as drowning.
It's a big problem ins supermarkets and hospitals, where people use blue badges belonging to relatives who are in hospital .
A 35-year-old man was later arrested and the woman is recovering 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.
TWO pensioners in their eighties who were battered with a poker in a horror five-hour ordeal could be in hospital for a week.
They've appeared on radio shows, delivered green cards in hospital wards, and sent valentines to elderly applicants.