archway


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  • noun

Synonyms for archway

a passageway under a curved masonry construction

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say, rather, the rending of her coffin, and the grating of the iron hinges of her prison, and her struggles within the coppered archway of the vault
Then, diving through the narrow archway, a few strides transported me into the densest throng of Washington Street.
I had no sooner passed from under the archway of the grand old gate leading an to the bridge, than a trembling seized me, and I turned cold under the mid-day sun; yet I went on; I was in search of something--a small detail which I remembered with special intensity as part of my vision.
On the longer stretches one could hardly tell as one looked ahead where the distant green water ended and the distant green archway began.
It was rather a waterscape than a landscape, a thing of flooded meadows and low trees and the dark archway of a bridge.
His first act when he burst out of the archway was to call in a clarion voice down the street: "Are there any Frenchmen here?
One of the little boys fell down, and some white bullocks came out of an archway.
I knew he meant well in paying me this compliment, so I laughed at myself for blushing at it when he had shut the door and got upon the box; and we all three laughed and chatted about our inexperience and the strangeness of London until we turned up under an archway to our destination--a narrow street of high houses like an oblong cistern to hold the fog.
Half a minute conducted them through the pump-yard to the archway, opposite Union Passage; but here they were stopped.
At last, convinced by the oft-recurring phenomenon, I cast my all upon the left-hand archway; yet it was with a lingering doubt that I turned a parting look at the sullen waters which rolled, dark and forbidding, from beneath the grim, low archway on the right.
He went under the archway that led to the precincts, there was not a soul there, and the rooks were silent in the elms.
Under the archway of a bridge two little boys were lying in one another's arms to try and keep themselves warm.
It hit the pavement near a big archway just underneath Bert.
But within the Trinity Gateway he was so pressed to the wall by people who probably were unaware of the patriotic intentions with which he had come that in spite of all his determination he had to give in, and stop while carriages passed in, rumbling beneath the archway.
It's life that matters, nothing but life--the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process," said Katharine, as she passed under the archway, and so into the wide space of King's Bench Walk, "not the discovery itself at all.