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Convalesce  v. i.  (past & past part. convalesced; pres. part. convalescing)  To recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or weakness; as, a patient begins to convalesce.

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"Convalesce" Quotes from Famous Books

... and hasn't anything else to do, he must think. He began by thinking about Frances, and wondering what she was doing, until young Schuyler intruded himself,—Schuyler, as it happened, had taken the same boat, having been sent abroad to convalesce from typhoid,—and after that there was not much satisfaction in wondering what she was doing. He knew how sympathetic Frances was, and how good she would be to Schuyler under these circumstances. Not that he mistrusted her in the least—she was not the kind to lose her head and ...
— The Wall Street Girl • Frederick Orin Bartlett

... might if I stayed here. There's no knowing. You'll be pleased to hear your daddy is better. He's coming down to the Castle to convalesce. And when he's done that, I'm going to have a party—a coming-out ...
— Charles Rex • Ethel M. Dell

... COLVIN,—I have been down with pleurisy but now convalesce; it was a slight attack, but I had a hot fever; pulse 150; and the thing reminds me of my weakness. These miseries tell on me cruelly. But things are not so hopeless as they might be so I am far from despair. Besides I think I may say I ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

Words linked to "Convalesce" :   recover, snap back, convalescence, improve, pick up, deteriorate, meliorate, perk up, better, ameliorate, convalescent

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