Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as doorway.

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Examples

  • It is a very fine old place, of red brick, softened by a pale powdery lichen, which has dispersed itself with happy irregularity, so as to bring the red brick into terms of friendly companionship with the limestone ornaments surrounding the three gables, the windows, and the door-place.

    Adam Bede

  • Totty, looking as serenely unconscious of remark as a fat white puppy, was set down at the door-place, and the mother enforced her reproof with a shower of kisses.

    Adam Bede

  • If, with a crushed heart and eyes half blinded by the mist of tears, she were to walk with a too-devious step through a door-place, she might crush her buckram sleeves too, and the deep consciousness of this possibility produces a composition of forces by which she takes a line that just clears the door-post.

    VII. Enter the Aunts and Uncles. Book I—Boy and Girl

  • Feeding time and milking time were done; in his jutting room over the door-place John was washing and dressing for Sunday evening.

    The Romantic

  • Through the opening she could see the farmhouse, three ball-topped gables, the middle one advancing, the front built out there in a huge door-place that carried a cross windowed room under its roof.

    The Romantic

  • I see his angry eyes -- I see his helm flash in the door-place!

    Eric Brighteyes

  • Looking up I saw that a man was crouching in the door-place of the boat-house in order to enter, and paused guiltily.

    When the World Shook; being an account of the great adventure of Bastin, Bickley and Arbuthnot

  • He looks, through the open door-place, toward the lake

    INSCRIPTIONS WRITTEN WITH A PENCIL UPON A STONE IN THE WALL OF THE HOUSE (AN OUTHOUSE), ON THE ISLAND AT GRASMERE.

  • If, with a crushed heart and eyes half-blinded by the mist of tears, she were to walk with a too devious step through a door-place, she might crush her buckram sleeves, too, and the deep consciousness of this possibility produces a composition of forces by which she takes a line that just clears the door-post.

    George Eliot; a Critical Study of Her Life, Writings & Philosophy

  • There was one of these windows on each side the door-place, which was kept partially closed through the day by a low gate about a yard high.

    Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 1

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