doorstep


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  • noun

Synonyms for doorstep

the sill of a door

References in classic literature ?
I saw a little mite sitting on a doorstep in a Soho slum one night, and I shall never forget the look that the gas-lamp showed me on its wizen face--a look of dull despair, as if from the squalid court the vista of its own squalid life had risen, ghostlike, and struck its heart dead with horror.
The young man felt that his fate was sealed: for the rest of his life he would go up every evening between the cast-iron railings of that greenish- yellow doorstep, and pass through a Pompeian vestibule into a hall with a wainscoting of varnished yellow wood.
and here and there a fisherman sat on his doorstep mending his nets, and nets hung to dry upon the doors), till they came to a small beach, shut in on each side by warehouses, but with a view of the sea.
Don't you be anxious: I bet she's on my doorstep by this: she that could support herself easy by selling flowers if I wasn't respectable.
You can see for yourself that anyone going out through that open window could reach the front doorstep by taking a long stride.
Montmorency had invited two other dogs to come and see him off, and they were whiling away the time by fighting on the doorstep.
On the doorstep he continued to sit, bolting in whenever the door was opened.
Da Souza followed his wife and daughter along the drive and caught them up upon the doorstep.
I had suffered enough already; I made my inquiries, standing on the doorstep.
The stone had clearly enough done duty once as a doorstep.
Meeting Sara Ray on the doorstep she stopped and asked her what was the matter with her face.
They were sitting on their red sand-stone doorstep in the late afternoon.
I had made my friend understand by a sign that we should do better not to insist; but, being determined to enter the inn, he slipped by the man on the doorstep and was in the common room.
Well," was the reply, "ye can put it down upon the doorstep, and be off with ye.
And I wouldn't go anywhere near Lady Wetherby's doorstep with it.