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Synonyms for boardinghouse

a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests

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At one point the narrator recounts his arrival and first months spent at a London boardinghouse during which he is cast among an assortment of impoverished immigrants and where he is befriended by the flirtatious boardinghouse manager, a woman who later reappears as a blowsy middle-aged figure awed by Naipaul's success.
At the Pasay public market, several kilometers from her boardinghouse, Nimfa Legaspi on Wednesday evening bought food for her and coworkers just 'to save the smallest of my change.'
As the Great Depression began to take hold, tensions grew, spilling over into the investigation of a mysterious murder at the boardinghouse of Hungarian immigrant Rose Veres.
When they met, in a London boardinghouse in 1978, he was 26 and she was almost three decades older, striving to supplement a waning film career with stage roles.
Opening in the South Korean city of Busan, this family saga focuses on Sunja, who, with her widowed mother, runs a boardinghouse. Sunja, 16, becomes pregnant by a rich, married gangster.
Finally, the conversion of Boston's Province House from a lavish Governor's mansion into a boardinghouse in Legends of the Province House draws calculated similarities between the spatial practices of American revolutionaries, colonial administrators, and contemporary boarders and tavern patrons, and reconstructs an historic building that was demolished in 1922.
Lucy Larcom (left), born in 1824, was 11 when her father died and she began working at the textile mills with her sisters while their mother ran a boardinghouse. Despite the long days of hard toil in deafening noise, Lucy wrote poetry and stories.
Moeller's discussion of the role of boardinghouses in Wolfe's life and fiction focuses on a lesser-known boardinghouse that Mabel Wolfe Wheaton and her mother Julia Wolfe purchased in Washington, DC, in 1941.
One man was homeless for 15 years, he said, and finally started receiving disability income of $750 a month -- enough to rent a room for $400 a month at the boardinghouse, where tenants shared bathrooms and kitchen areas, he said.
Two men have been shot dead on Highway 9 in front of the Hillside Inn, a one-time boardinghouse that is now just a front for Larthan Tull's liquor business.
She then moved to Tynemouth, where she stayed at Mrs Halliday's boardinghouse, at 57 Front Street, for nearly five years from March 1840.
An annex with a replica of the boardinghouse where Ray was staying when he shot King will also be open to the public.
Mind you, one had an ice cream van, another ran a boardinghouse and a third was a professional comedian.
The assortment of discarded wayfarers who congregate in Bailey's Cafe and live in Eve's boardinghouse function as Bhabha's "New World (B)order"; the home figured here is inhabited by refugees from various cultures, locales, and religious traditions.
Only a teen believes him and they abandon the train, only to find themselves trapped at an isolated boardinghouse in the path of a hurricane.