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 Meanings and Examples of BASEMENT
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basement
 n.  cellar; storage room
Classic Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  The young man, skirting the side of the building, went down the slope toward the basement door.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  To keep out of range of the revealing rays from within he made a circuit through the untrodden snow and gradually approached the farther angle of the basement wall.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
3  There were three rooms in the basement of Melanie's house which formerly had been servants' quarters and a wine room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
4  When she emerged on the pavement, the day was still high, but a threat of rain darkened the sky and cold gusts shook the signs projecting from the basement shops along the street.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
5  It was long after seven o'clock, and the light and odours proceeding from the basement made it manifest that the boarding-house dinner had begun.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
6  She had gone with Kennicott and Aunt Bessie to the supper, which was spread on oilcloth-covered and trestle-supported tables in the church basement.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
7  I picked up my shoes and stockings and followed her through the living-room and down a flight of stairs into a basement.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
8  This basement was divided into a dining-room at the right of the stairs and a kitchen at the left.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
9  Our white frame house, with a storey and half-storey above the basement, stood at the east end of what I might call the farmyard, with the windmill close by the kitchen door.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
10  Jake and Otto joined us from the basement and we sat about the stove, enjoying the deepening grey of the winter afternoon and the atmosphere of comfort and security in my grandfather's house.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XII
11  After supper Mrs. Steavens and I went upstairs to the old sitting-room, while her grave, silent brother remained in the basement to read his farm papers.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: III
12  It appeared that this house contained four rooms, besides a basement, and that it might be bought for fifteen hundred dollars, the lot and all.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 4
13  The house had a basement, about two feet below the street line, and a single story, about six feet above it, reached by a flight of steps.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 4
14  The house inside contained four rooms, plastered white; the basement was but a frame, the walls being unplastered and the floor not laid.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 4
15  He found a large brownstone house of aristocratic appearance, and rang the basement bell.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 27
Example Sentence:
1  Thrift is the basement of richness.
2  There are so many things of India which are either lying in the basement of the Victoria and Albert Museum or in the India Office Library.
3  During the rainstorm, water would seep through the crack in the basement wall and damage the floor boards.
4  We don't know if we're going down to the ground floor or to the basement or whether the entire lift shaft is empty and we're plunging to our doom.
5  Jack had to caulk the tiles in the shower stall to stop the leak into the basement below.
6  For several years she operated a dating agency from her basement flat.
7  Palaeontological studies only relate to the very small areas of sedimentary cover over certain parts of the crystalline basement in this region.
8  Just as clothes dried outside adopt fresh air odors, so do clothes dried in musty basements, the more common scenario.