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 Meanings and Examples of AJAR
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ajar
 a.  half-open; slightly turned or opened
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  The door of her parents' bedroom was slightly ajar and, before she could knock, Ellen's voice, low but stern, came to her ears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  The gray troops passed by empty mansions, deserted farms, lonely cabins with doors ajar.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  Only then did he tiptoe downstairs, leaving the lamp burning brightly and the door ajar so he might hear her should she awake and become frightened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
4  At least he never came to her bedroom though now the door was never locked and usually invitingly ajar.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LX
5  The front door was slightly ajar and she trotted, breathless, into the hall and paused for a moment under the rainbow prisms of the chandelier.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
6  Edna had discovered it accidentally one day when the high-board gate stood ajar.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVI
7  On arriving at this door, he found it ajar.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X—THE MAN AROUSED
8  It seems as though the gloomy door of winter had remained ajar, and as though the wind were pouring through it.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
9  It was a door even more glacial than that of winter which was ajar.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
10  Not a window was opened, not a door stood ajar; it was the dawn but not the awaking.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE SITUATION BECOMES AGGRAVATED
11  If the window had been open or even ajar, I should think nothing of it; but, no--all was hermetically sealed.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 23 THE RENDEZVOUS
12  Excuse me, the outer door was ajar; I suppose someone forgot to shut it.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
13  Coming near, I found the door slightly ajar; probably to admit some fresh air into the close abode of sickness.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
14  I was in my room; the door was ajar: I could both listen and watch.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
15  The house-door was ajar, too; light entered from its unclosed windows; Hindley had come out, and stood on the kitchen hearth, haggard and drowsy.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence:
1  If you need a door ajar or else without the cat running through it, placing the bottle in the doorway will usually keep it away.
2  The door stood ajar so I could see a narrow section of the room.