Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A proscenium-box.

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Examples

  • A certain amount of time was wasted in controversies with the box-keepers in the lobbies, when Etienne said, β€œLet us go behind the scenes; we will speak to the manager, he will take us into the stage-box; and besides, I will introduce you to Florine, the heroine of the evening.”

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • Etienne and Lucien entered the stage-box, and found the manager there with Finot.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • The manager appeared to say that the Duc de Rhetore and Tullia the opera-dancer were in the stage-box, and they had consented to allow Lucien to join them.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • Now a woman as beautiful as Esther, and dressed as Esther was, could not show off with impunity in a stage-box at the

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Whenever success, on feet of clay, fills a house, there is always a stage-box to be had ten minutes before the curtain rises.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Poor Pen and Sir Derby Oaks were very constant at the play: Sir Derby in the stage-box, throwing bouquets and getting glances. β€”

    The History of Pendennis

  • Lady Seraphina shoots from the stage-box, and which Venus would quit her immortality to be able to equal.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • He must take a stage-box where one may be almost invisible, and if the Countess should still not wish to go, he would have Annette accompanied by her father and the

    Strong as Death

  • We had very good places in the box next the stage-box, front and second row; the three old ones behind of course.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters A Family Record

  • -- Lord Bolingbroke was so pleased with Barton Booth's performance of _Cato_, at Drury Lane Theatre, in 1712, that he presented the actor with fifty guineas from the stage-box -- an example which was immediately followed by Bolingbroke's political opponents.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 539, March 24, 1832

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