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bedside manner

the attitude, approach, and deportment of a doctor with patients:
He has a reassuring bedside manner.
Origin of bedside manner
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The bedside manner it is that they use in the Mater hospice.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • "Oh, not a great deal," Fernand smiled, with the bedside manner of a family doctor.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • He wears the frock coat and cultivates the "bedside manner" of the fashionable physician with scrupulous conventionality.

    The Philanderer George Bernard Shaw
  • He affected the bedside manner of the kind, breezy old physician; and probably gave a good deal of comfort.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • Impossible to think of Hansombody attracting the lightning, with his bedside manner!

    The Mayor of Troy Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Dr. Berry was a round little man with soulful eyes and a twenty-four-hour bedside manner.

    Special Delivery Damon Francis Knight
  • In that age came into use among doctors "the bedside manner."

  • His benevolent action and “bedside manner” were in accordance with the medical science of the time.

    In the Wrong Paradise Andrew Lang
bedside manner in Medicine

bedside manner bed·side manner (běd'sīd')
The attitude and conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient.

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