- 1891, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3:
- The 'old Gentleman in Oldham' is Loyola, as described in Oldham's third satire on the Jesuits, when 'Summon'd together, all th' officious band The orders of their bedrid, chief attend.'
- 1669, Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete:
- In a letter from Pepys to his nephew Jackson, April 8th, 1700, there is a reference to the breaking out three years before his death of the wound caused by the cutting for the stone: "It has been my calamity for much the greatest part of this time to have been kept bedrid, under an evil so rarely known as to have had it matter of universal surprise and with little less general opinion of its dangerousness; namely, that the cicatrice of a wound occasioned upon my cutting for the stone, without hearing anything of it in all this time, should after more than 40 years' perfect cure, break out again."
Variant of bedridden
having to stay in bed, usually for a long period, because of illness, infirmity, etc.
Origin of bedriddenMiddle English bedrede(n) ; from Old English bedreda ; from bed, bed + rida, rider ; from ridan, to ride