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‘Bed’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Bed’ as a noun.


“They say she had nearly burnt her husband in his bed once: but I don’t know about that.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.


“Besides that, I really should not have a bed to give her, for I must keep a spare room for a friend.”

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.


I saw through the open door that all was again restored to complete order; only the bed was stripped of its hangings.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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Great drops of rain began to patter on the leaves. Thunder began to mutter, then growl in the distance.

From ‘Phantastes’, by George MacDonald.

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