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  • Eugenia of 'O Edgar!' carried her again to the hall-door with the swiftness of lightning, calling out, 'Where? ...


  • The hall-door was now opened, and a man enquired for a young lady just come from Alresford.


  • Then in from the hall-door — — Up waked the house-carls —

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • But, as she reached the hall-door, she saw that the man was safe, and perceived that her father was the only person who had left the room besides herself.


  • Monsieur de Rubempre, one of the footmen placed to open and shut the hall-door comes forward and out on to the steps, in front of the door, like a soldier on guard.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • My heart began to thump as I mounted the grass-grown steps of the terrace, and passed in by the rickety hall-door.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • The hall-door was open — it was always so at that house; the moon was flaring in at the long old windows, and throwing ghastly chequers upon the floors; and the stars were looking in on the other side, in the blue of the yawning window over the great stair: from it you could see the old stable-clock, with the letters glistening on it still.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Shutters were up along almost the whole line of the house; the great hall-door was unbarred after much ringing of the bell; an individual in ribbons was seen flitting up the black oak stair, as

    Vanity Fair

  • As Harriet entered the hall-door, v. hich leads into the garden, she was surprised with the sight of Sir Charles, entering at the other.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • How can I be like a dustman that rings for a Christmas-box at your hall-door?

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine


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