short stay

short stay

A brief hospitalization for observation, for example, after a simple surgery, a biopsy, or a diagnostic study. The time spent in the hospital is typically limited to a few hours.
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Years of imprisonment, and the still heavier burden of general incredulity and mockery, have combined with the natural decay of old age to erase from his mind many of the thoughts and notions, and much also of the terminology, which he acquired during his short stay in Spaceland.
During his present short stay, Emma had barely seen him; but just enough to feel that the first meeting was over, and to give her the impression of his not being improved by the mixture of pique and pretension, now spread over his air.
During Rostov's short stay in Moscow, before rejoining the army, he did not draw closer to Sonya, but rather drifted away from her.
On her leaving their house after the short visit subsequent to her marriage they were under the impression that she was ultimately going to join her husband; and from that time to the present she had done nothing to disturb their belief that she was awaiting his return in comfort, hoping against hope that his journey to Brazil would result in a short stay only, after which he would come to fetch her, or that he would write for her to join him; in any case that they would soon present a united front to their families and the world.
Consequently, if ever you come again into any room in this house, you will make a short stay in it if you don't behave towards that lady in your most respectful manner.
'That's a very short stay, after so long a journey,' returned Mr Merdle.
Craven had never made such a short stay after a "tantrum"; usually he was obliged to remain a very long time and do a great many things.
This time he announced it his intention to make but a short stay in London, and pass over to the Continent, where he should probably stay a few weeks; but I shall not expect him till after the lapse of many weeks: I now know that, with him, days signify weeks, and weeks months.
Among 58 short stay thyroid surgeries, endocrine surgery trainees performed 39 hemithyroidectomies whereas consultants performed 19 hemithyroidectomies.
Anne Curtis is all set to go back to work after her short stay with her family in Australia during the Holy Week.
StayPleasure is growing its network across India by offering standardized short stay experiences at an unmatched price.
Bangladesh and India are planning to introduce 'short stay visas' for people living in border areas of the two countries to help them meet their relatives and trade across the border.