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in :
to stay abed late on Sundays.
confined to .
Bachelor of Arts in Education.
Contemporary Examples

In the series’ pilot, smart-aleck ex-lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) tells abed that he has Asperger’s syndrome.
Hollywood Takes on Autism Jace Lacob February 23, 2010

From behind the steering wheel, abed introduced me as a journalist.
The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi Elliot Ackerman January 20, 2014

He pointed at me and spoke to abed: “He is such a Christian, he even looks like Jesus!”
The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi Elliot Ackerman January 20, 2014

Around 12 Israeli army jeeps entered Jenin before dawn and detained abed al-Halim Ezz al-Din after raiding his home.
Activists Target ‘National Proirity’ List Inclduing Record Number of Settlements Orly Halpern August 7, 2013

Abu Hassar began to slowly nod and his gaze moved from abed to me.
The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi Elliot Ackerman January 20, 2014

Historical Examples

I’ve be’n nosin’ ’round buyin’ claims while you be’n layin’ abed daytimes sleepin’ off the hooch.
Snowdrift James B. Hendryx

It’s after eight, and when I was little I was abed afore that.
Cy Whittaker’s Place Joseph C. Lincoln

When the clock pointed to half-past eight, Mrs. Rogers rolled up her work, declaring it time for all honest folks to be abed.
Crestlands Mary Addams Bayne

And if I is abed, it’s better nor being in bed-lam, isn’t it?
A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine

He had victimized abed, who was naturally inclined to believe his false statements, and get off to the ivory market.
The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873 David Livingstone

(archaic) in bed

Old English on bedde “in bed,” from a- (1) + bed (n.). As one word from 17c.


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