Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The outer door of a church.

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  • noun Alternative form of church door.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Deliberately putting off the gown, which had thus far covered his martial figure, he stood before them a girded warrior; and descending from the pulpit, ordered the drums at the church-door to beat for recruits.

    Chris Rodda: "Debunk U" Study Guide -- Lesson 1

  • Deliberately putting off the gown, which had thus far covered his martial figure, he stood before them a girded warrior; and descending from the pulpit, ordered the drums at the church-door to beat for recruits.

    Chris Rodda: "Debunk U" Study Guide -- Lesson 1

  • No, 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door, but 'tis enough, 'twill serve...

    One problem with the march of the seasons

  • Tenthmedieval - I suppose the complications of marriage are greatest precisely when a society is becoming Christianized, and church-door marriage is just becoming the norm without yet banishing traditional usages.

    The Female Royal Line: matrilineal succession amongst the Picts?

  • He meant to set off from the church-door to Delvile Castle, to acquaint his father with his marriage, and then to return instantly to London: there he entreated Cecilia to stay with his mother, that, finding them both together, he might not exhaust her patience, by making his parting visit occasion another journey to Suffolk.

    Cecilia

  • The churchwardens themselves were so complai-saint as to stand at the church-door, and opened it, on the approach of the bride, and her nuptial father.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • The church-door beyond it was also open, but nobody was near the spot.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • He looked to the western church-door — there, on each side of it, were those horrible

    The Virginians

  • Next day it was reported that Mr. Sackbut had been waylaid and almost murdered by robbers, and an advertisement was pasted upon the church-door, offering a reward to any person that should discover the assassin; but he reaped no satisfaction from this expedient, and was confined to his chamber a whole fortnight, by the bruises he had received.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • And as he gave his arm to Lily outside the church-door, he shrugged his shoulders while making that reflection.

    The Small House at Allington

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