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From Middle English abedde, on bedde (“bed”), from Old English bedd (“bed”). Equivalent to a- (“in, on”) + bed.
She is resting abed after enduring a painful oral surgery.
My lazy sister lies abed until late in the morning each day.
The vertical component diagrams abed and abea are drawn to a larger scale than t` the lines indicating the principal.
Chad lay abed, thinking and worrying late into the night about his impending final.
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