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Definition to rest to get over an illness or shock
  • convalesce at her parent's home
  • taking two weeks to convalesce
  • Some colleague of his was convalescing after a severe illness
    Joseph Conrad  --  Chance
  • I'm light-headed, as if convalescing.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • We used to hang out together in Spain in the early nineties when I was convalescing from your little firebomb.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • I rearranged the house where I was going to put each one while they were convalescing.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Afterward, most patients were sent off to outlying hospitals to convalesce.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Where might be a good place for a far weaker. ill to convalesce?
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Moody then drove his convalescing nephew from Carson City to Alpena and once more deposited him in my care.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Doc, his legs peppered with shrapnel, had been evacuated to Guam and now he lay convalescing in a hospital in Honolulu.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The war wounded came to the hospital but convalesced on two other floors he had no access to.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It was bright daylight outside, midmorning, but Jane had the sense that someone as emaciated as Bella—and as griefstricken—should definitely be convalescing in bed.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • For instead of convalescing idly, as might have been expected, he plunged forthwith into rigorous self-discipline somewhat curiously combined with narcotic indulgence.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • The hospital in which Zhivago convalesced and later served as a doctor, and which he was now preparing to leave, was housed in the former residence of Countess Zhabrinskaia.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • In keeping with the therapeutic mores of the age, he decided to do his convalescing in Europe, where the scenery also would provide an opportunity for him to enrich his visual vocabulary.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • During all those times I'd thought he was convalescing in the grip of some misanthropic fit, was he instead far away from the ship, involved in some secret activity whose nature still eluded me?
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Now, there is this noteworthy difference between savage and civilized; that while a sick, civilized man may be six months convalescing, generally speaking, a sick savage is almost half-well again in a day.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • CHAPTER TWELVE FROM THE DAY I entered Reb Saunders' house to the day I left to go with my father to our cottage near Peekskill where he was to convalesce, I was a warmly accepted member of Danny's family.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • When Cosette saw that her father was suffering less, that he was convalescing, and that he appeared to be happy, she experienced a contentment which she did not even perceive, so gently and naturally had it come.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • We nurse the men and help the doctors and make bandages and clothes and when the men are well enough to leave the hospitals we take them into our homes to convalesce till they are able to go back in the army.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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