STAIR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STAIR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
stair
 n.  a set of steps leading from one floor of a building to another
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  We heard a loud knock, a deep voice below, and heavy steps ascending the stair.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  The hall door had hardly slammed behind our visitor before Holmes had descended the stair.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
3  They mounted the stair in silence, and still with an occasional awe-struck glance at the dead body, proceeded more thoroughly to examine the contents of the cabinet.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
4  The Jew remained, without altering his position, for nearly three hours, at the expiry of which steps were heard on the dungeon stair.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  The ponderous castle-bell had tolled the point of noon, when Rebecca heard a trampling of feet upon the private stair which led to her place of confinement.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  Another winding stair conducted them to an apartment of the same size with that which they had first entered, occupying indeed the story immediately above.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
7  The two went round and ascended the crooked stair in darkness till Clym's sitting-room on the upper floor was reached, where he lit a candle, Charley entering gently behind.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
8  There was a double stream upon the stair, some going up in hope, and some coming back dejected; but we wedged in as well as we could and soon found ourselves in the office.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
9  I staggered to my feet and ran with her along the corridor and down a winding stair.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
10  We passed up the stair, unlocked the door, followed on down a passage, and found ourselves in front of the barricade which Miss Hunter had described.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
11  I should not be very much surprised if this were he whose step I hear now upon the stair.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
12  Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
13  Holmes stopped him at the head of the stair.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
14  We heard the steps of our visitors descend the stair and the bang of the front door.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
15  A square balustraded gallery ran round the top of the old hall, approached by a double stair.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  You could see a rough path descend like a steep stair into the plain.
2  Occasionally when you come up the stair or escalator of station you're also met by a ticket inspector.
3  The house was built with ramp instead of stair in order to enable the man in the wheelchair to move easily.
4  The top stair creaked as she went upstairs and the noise woke up her mother.
5  He arrived breathless at the top of the stairs.
6  The tall graceful form of a woman appeared at the top of the stairs.
7  There's a broom cupboard under the stairs.
8  It is regarded as a natural behavior that a man helps the old down stairs.
9  A long flight of stairs made the center inaccessible to disabled visitors.
10  I ran down the stairs as fast as I could.
11  Together they climbed the dark stairs.
12  As I ran up the stairs, my foot slipped and I fell.
13  Eva testified to having seen Herndon with his gun on the stairs.
14  A piano is a very unwieldy item to get down a flight of stairs.
15  One owner left his pet under the stairs where the animal chewed through electric cables.