You're used to bedside duty.
Returning from his campaign tour, he went immediately to the bedside of his dying wife, and for some weeks had practically no sleep at all.
Dean stretched and extinguished the bedside lamp but neither slept.
"What are you doing?" she asked as she hurried to his bedside to assist him.
Janet was late again and Cynthia's bedside attempt to call her mother in Indiana resulted in unanswered rings, causing her further concern.
He had been fortunate to catch her on lunch break from her bedside vigil at her mother's apartment.
As he reached for the bedside lamp, he noticed Annie Quincy's notebook where Cynthia had been working on it.
Before he could answer, the bedside telephone shrilled, its shocking ring penetrating the late night stillness.
It was ten past six, according to his bedside clock.
We were at the bedside of my mother, and she was dying.
Many wakeful nights did she sit by my bedside in trembling expectation that each hour would be my last."
This instrument, now indispensable in our daily work at the bedside, had indeed long been known both to physiologists (Haller) and to clinicians.
Hope dealing elements of disease, with its first beginnings; and in the field of therapeutics, chemical and biological experiment, as in the case of digitalis, mercury and the iodides, was rapidly simplifying remedies and defining their virtues, so that these agents could be used at the bedside with more precision.
Ill-health now gained on Lorenzo, and Savonarola, whom he had summoned to his bedside, refused to give absolution to the destroyer of Florentine liberties.
The warders at an asylum have been hypnotized to sleep by the bedside of dangerous patients, and "suggested" to awake the instant the patients attempt to get out of bed, sounds which had no import for them being inhibited by suggestion.
The bath should be brought to the bedside and the patient, wrapped in a sheet, should be lifted into it by two attendants.
"And you have a lousy bedside manner," she grinned.
"It's a shock seeing someone's loved one like that," the doctor said in his best bedside manner.
To this, which seems authentic, is usually added the tradition (due to the abbe Boileau) that afterwards he used at times to see an imaginary precipice by his bedside, or at the foot of the chair on which he was sitting.