doorway


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  • noun

Synonyms for doorway

the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building

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There was no time during the festivities which ensued when there were not groups of onlookers in the doorways and the corners; and if any one of these onlookers came sufficiently close, or looked sufficiently hungry, a chair was offered him, and he was invited to the feast.
Jarvis Lorry and Miss Manette, emerging from the wine-shop thus, joined Monsieur Defarge in the doorway to which he had directed his own company just before.
As I delivered the blow a low laugh rang out behind me, and, turning, I beheld Tars Tarkas, Sola, and three or four warriors standing in the doorway of the chamber.
It is even so," said one of the beasts in the doorway.
A great chamber, well lighted, in which were several men and women chained to the wall, and in front of them, evidently directing and operating the movement of the secret doorway, a wicked-faced man, neither red as are the red men of Mars, nor green as are the green men, but white, like myself, with a great mass of flowing yellow hair.
Beyond the therns several doorways opened off the guardroom, and toward the one upon the extreme right Lakor motioned.
But Tario only laughed a mocking laugh and continued to back toward the hangings that hid the little doorway.
The Mangaboos surrounded them in solid ranks, but left an opening to the doorway of the hall; so the animals slowly retreated until they were driven from the room and out upon the street.
Tarzan had reached the doorway over the corpses of all that had stood to dispute his way, before Werper guessed at the reason for his immunity.
The lions that had entered the building with the party had, during their examination by the man at the table, been driven from the apartment through a doorway behind him.
He came presently to a small gate beside which was a low building and before the doorway of the building a warrior standing guard.
Most of the monsters scattered and turned back into the center of the enclosure, but three of them were forced through the doorway into the workshop, from the darkness of which they saw the patch of moonlight through the open door upon the opposite side.
To the smoking-room he followed them, but they merely halted at the doorway long enough, apparently, to assure themselves that one whose whereabouts they wished to establish was within.
The other side discloses a broad doorway (closed by a canvas screen), which serves as a means of communication with an inner apartment, devoted to the superior officers.
Over each doorway was carved a head representing the fox who lived in that house, this effect being quite pretty and unusual.