• The convalescent
    The convalescent
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Convalescency The recovery of heath and strength after disease; the state of a body renewing its vigor after sickness or weakness; the time between the subsidence of a disease and complete restoration to health.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Convalescency gradual recovery of health and strength
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. convalescentia,: cf. F. convalescence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, and valesc-ĕreval-ēre, to be strong.


In literature:

Then he sank down exhausted, and began to drag himself about and moan like a convalescent.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
Aladdin had awful struggles with the boredom of convalescence.
"Aladdin O'Brien" by Gouverneur Morris
Convalescence brought little release for the watchers.
"The Inside of the Cup, Complete" by Winston Churchill
I have seen it often in convalescents.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Her first thought, after the close of the ceremony, had concerned her convalescing young friend.
"Arachne, Complete" by Georg Ebers
So the two convalescents had plenty to talk about.
"The Bride of the Nile, Complete" by Georg Ebers
In what form was he to clothe the bad news which he was bringing to the convalescent girl?
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
All these things awakened a new world of thoughts and feelings in the convalescent.
"Complete Short Works" by Georg Ebers
Besides this, one pretty, healthy child after another was born, and she allowed herself but a brief time for convalescence.
"The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood The Autobiography Of Georg Ebers, Complete" by Georg Ebers
I longed the more to be at home because my very dear brother, now convalescent, was preparing everything for his journey to the Hague.
"Stray Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Mr. Kendal came in, and as Albinia looked at his pensive brow, she was oppressed by the thought of his sufferings in that dreary convalescence.
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Surgeons in charge of hospitals will report convalescents as fast as they become fit for duty.
"The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 3." by Ulysses S. Grant
Corbin Wood had a bit of bread which he shared, and two or three convalescents in a corner took up the circus idea.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Then as the days of Sonya's convalescence went by she would not let her talk of it.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
When able to sit up, she insists upon his making a call upon their interesting convalescent and telling him of the proposed trip to India.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Are you the Convalescent Hospital?
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The delicate health of her son forced Madame Sand to leave with him shortly for Berry, where he soon became convalescent.
"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas
The second list was soon complete, with former patients of the convalescent ward outnumbering the others.
"Polly of Lady Gay Cottage" by Emma C. Dowd
On the cot next mine lay an officer convalescing from a wound received at Fredericksburg.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Then she helped the convalescent to put on a few loose drapings.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable

In poetry:

Ares at last has quit the field,
The bloodstains on the bushes yield
To seeping showers,
And in their convalescent state
The fractured towns associate
With summer flowers.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

Died Aug 16, 2002, at the Westland Convalescent Center in Westland.
William A "Bill" Whitson , 83, died at 8:35 pm Feb 18, 2009, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Fire at Genesys Convalescent Center a false alarm .
Beryl Calhoun of 8221 Lamor Road, East Lackawannock Township, passed away at 5:40 am Saturday, April 24, 2010, in Countryside Convalescent Home, East Lackawannock Township.
The gay police officer performed the work while on convalescent leave, a violation of department policy.
Burnell Willett " Bunny " Vaughn, 96 of Paducah died Sunday, Sept 23, at Calvert City Convalescent Center.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. For the second time, the state has issued a "Type A" citation to Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport.
Officials are seeking the public's help in finding relatives of a man who died in a Redlands convalescent home.
A state official's doubts about water rights for a condo development at the old Carmel Convalescent Hospital site rankled County Planning Director Mike Novo.
(AP) — Kansas State couldn't pick a better place to convalesce than Manhattan, Kan.
Nursing home s are primarily designed to meet the needs of persons convalescing from illness or to provide long-term nursing supervision for persons with chronic medical problems.
Cornelia Lee ( Oakley ) Lane Sparrow, 87, of Calvert City, died Thursday, Nov 22, at Calvert City Convalescent Center.
Downton turns into a convalescent home with Thomas in charge.
He had suffered a massive heart attack in late February and had been convalescing ever since.
Just a week and a half ago the jury found Hillcrest Convalescent Home, owned by Genesis Healthcare Corp.