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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOSPITAL

They looked from the windows of the hospital, and from the roofs of houses.

If only the house was her own, that she might turn it into a hospital!

She could not bring herself at first to tell him about the hospital.

Closer to her than the hospital was life in the raw that night.

The only dread she had was of the discovery of her escapade by the hospital authorities.

Don't talk to me about her going to the hospital to be useful.

He had seen her before in the hospital, but he had never really noticed how attractive she was.

I admire him—you'd have to see him in the hospital, with every one deferring to him and all that, to understand.

To his jealous eyes came a vision of that excursion to the hospital.

Dr. Wilson, the surgeon, is going to take me through the hospital this afternoon.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "shelter for the needy," from Old French hospital, ospital "hostel" (Modern French hôpital), from Late Latin hospitale "guest-house, inn," neuter of Latin adjective hospitalis "of a guest or host," from hospes (genitive hospitis); see host (n.1). Later "charitable institution to house and maintain the needy" (early 15c.); sense of "institution for sick people" is first recorded 1540s.

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clinic

nounmedical center
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.