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 Meanings and Examples of HOVEL
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hovel
 n.  small or simply constructed dwelling; small, wretched house
Classic Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
1  The fine hostelry was closed to him; he was seeking some very humble public house, some hovel, however lowly.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
2  The lower town, in which he lived, had but one school, a miserable hovel, which was falling to ruin: he constructed two, one for girls, the other for boys.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
3  Satan must have occasionally crouched down in some corner of the hovel in which Thenardier dwelt, and have fallen a-dreaming in the presence of this hideous masterpiece.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X—HE WHO SEEKS TO BETTER HIMSELF MAY RENDER HIS S...
4  This hovel was only one story high.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
5  The man no longer produced on her the effect of being old or poor; she thought Jean Valjean handsome, just as she thought the hovel pretty.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—TWO MISFORTUNES MAKE ONE PIECE OF GOOD FORTUN...
6  Week followed week; these two beings led a happy life in that hovel.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—TWO MISFORTUNES MAKE ONE PIECE OF GOOD FORTUN...
7  One morning, this spy saw Jean Valjean, with an air which struck the old gossip as peculiar, entering one of the uninhabited compartments of the hovel.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE REMARKS OF THE PRINCIPAL TENANT
8  I have an isolated hovel yonder, behind the ruins of the old convent, in a corner which no one ever looks into.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX—THE MAN WITH THE BELL
9  The chamber which the Jondrettes inhabited in the Gorbeau hovel was the last at the end of the corridor.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GAVROCHE
10  What Marius now beheld was a hovel.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—THE WILD MAN IN HIS LAIR
11  There was no bread in the hovel, but there was still tobacco.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—THE WILD MAN IN HIS LAIR
12  Silence reigned for a moment in the hovel.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VIII—THE RAY OF LIGHT IN THE HOVEL
13  The hovel was so dark, that people coming from without felt on entering it the effect produced on entering a cellar.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—JONDRETTE COMES NEAR WEEPING
14  Marius ascended the stairs of the hovel with slow steps; at the moment when he was about to re-enter his cell, he caught sight of the elder Jondrette girl following him through the corridor.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XI—OFFERS OF SERVICE FROM MISERY TO WRETCHEDNESS
15  Again he beheld the interior of Jondrette's hovel.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XI—OFFERS OF SERVICE FROM MISERY TO WRETCHEDNESS
Example Sentence:
1  He wondered how poor people could stand living in such a hovel.