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 Meanings and Examples of ALCOVE
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alcove
 n.  nook; small, recessed section of a room
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  At the end of the suite, in the oratory, there was a detached alcove with a bed, for use in cases of hospitality.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—WHO GUARDED HIS HOUSE FOR HIM
2  There was still another chair in the detached alcove, but the straw was half gone from it, and it had but three legs, so that it was of service only when propped against the wall.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—WHO GUARDED HIS HOUSE FOR HIM
3  The Bishop installed his guest in the alcove.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V—TRANQUILLITY
4  When the alcove was in use, a large serge curtain drawn from wall to wall concealed the altar.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V—TRANQUILLITY
5  In a twinkling, with all the vivacity of an alert old woman, Madame Magloire had rushed to the oratory, entered the alcove, and returned to the Bishop.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XII—THE BISHOP WORKS
6  Gavroche's bed was complete; that is to say, it had a mattress, a blanket, and an alcove with curtains.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
7  On hearing it, he had waked with a start, had crawled out of his "alcove," pushing apart the netting a little, and carefully drawing it together again, then he had opened the trap, and descended.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
8  "I'll sit in that alcove yonder if you'll bring me some refreshments and then we can have a nice chat," she told Frank as the other three men moved off.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
9  She looked from the alcove into the huge drawing room and watched the dancers, remembering how beautiful this room had been when first she came to Atlanta during the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
10  The rosewood sofas had been soft and inviting and one of them, the largest, had stood in the place of honor in this same alcove where she now sat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
11  But, of course, she could do more with Frank in this sequestered alcove than in a breathless reel and she could listen fascinated to his talk and encourage him to greater flights of foolishness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
12  The room beyond, looking on Main Street, was business-office, consulting-room, operating-room, and, in an alcove, bacteriological and chemical laboratory.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
13  Two persons were coming down the stairs; he had only time to creep into an alcove to avoid them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 92. The Suicide.
14  She sat by Mr. Harthouse, in an alcove in the garden, talking very low; he stood leaning over her, as they whispered together, and his face almost touched her hair.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
15  A bookcase had been made in an alcove by means of shelves of white wood.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
Example Sentence:
1  In front of centre window in alcove is a small table on which is a parlour lamp, and some newspapers, including the "New York Sun."