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M. Julien, will you run for the doctor, and send him down to the Hospice at once?

I found him at the hospice, busy with his œuvre de bienfaisance.

He, himself, was billeted with a French family, just around the corner from the Hospice.

The hospice had formerly been a palstra or wrestling-ground.

In June, 1861, her simple funeral passed from the gates of the Hospice.

On this street also stands the Hospice St. Jean which was founded in 1277.

Their house was like a hospice, where all the poor and forsaken found a refuge and an asylum.

As each gun came up the men were taken by squads into the hospice.

Penetrate now into the hollow above which the hospice stands.

The pass of Great St. Bernard is celebrated for its hospice.

WORD ORIGIN

1818, "rest house for travelers," from French hospice (13c.), from Latin hospitium "guest house, hospitality," from hospes (genitive hospitis) "guest, host" (see host (n.1)). Sense of "home for the aged and terminally ill " is from 1893; hospice movement first attested 1979.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HOSPICE

hospital

nounplace where ill, injured are treated
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