Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • At doors; at the door.

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  • adverb At the door; of the door.

Etymologies

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a- +‎ doors?

Examples

  • Birdalone lay still a little, lest she should fall into a trap, and then arose very quietly and did on her smock, which lay ever under her pillow with the ring sewn thereto again, and so went out adoors also, and deemed she saw the witch some way on ahead; but it was nothing for her light feet to overtake her.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Then she turned, and for one moment of time looked up toward the house, and saw plainly the witch come out adoors, and the sun flashed from something bright in her hand.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • So he wore through the remnant of the day howso he might, without going out-adoors again; and the carline came and spake with him; but whatever he asked her about the lady, she would not tell aught of any import, so he refrained him from that talk, and made a show of hearkening when she spake of other matters; as tales concerning the folk of the land, and the Fathers of the Thorn, and so forth.

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • "When that lass shall cross my threshold, all the mischief and misery she hath made here will seem to come in adoors in one heap.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

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