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a commodious building suitable for conventions
  large and roomy
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  • a commodious building suitable for conventions
  • I told them that I wished to rent a furnished house not too near the town, commodious enough to allow for two separate suites of rooms.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • It is perhaps a reflection on the severe morality of that period that despite Yetta’s relatively tolerant attitude toward sex, Sophie and Nathan felt constrained to live technically apart—separated by a mere few yards of linoleum-covered hallway—rather than moving in together into either one of their commodious rooms, where they would no longer have to enact their formal charade of devoted companions lacking any carnal interests.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The inn was in fact commodious, by the standards I had grown accustomed to.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • It was very small, very dark, very ugly, very incommodious.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I kept the third for myself, and I had it hollowed out, which reduced its value, but rendered it more commodious for the purpose I intended.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • And near this commodious and pleasant settlement, lay my well cultivated and improved corn-fields, which kindly yielded me their fruit in the proper season.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • They are, in truth, scanty enough; but — " I interrupted — "My cottage is clean and weather-proof; my furniture sufficient and commodious.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • She changed her gown for a more comfortable and commodious wrapper.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • I heard a very warm debate between two professors, about the most commodious and effectual ways and means of raising money, without grieving the subject.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels

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  • A ragged calico mantle half encircled his body, while his nether garment was composed of an ordinary shirt, the sleeves of which were made to perform the office that is usually executed by a much more commodious arrangement.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I worked at a commodious green-topped table placed directly in front of the west window which looked out over the prairie.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • ’It’s not a bad situation,’ said I, ’and the rooms are really commodious.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I do not doubt that you would find Orthanc commodious, and my departure convenient.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • —Corny might have given us a more commodious yoke, Mr Power said.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Instead, a comparatively large and commodious chamber with conveniences not enjoyed by the small fry overhead.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • This convenience, I was told, had been ordered, and I found, toward the close of the June afternoon, a commodious fly in waiting for me.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • My mother’s room is very commodious, is it not?
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Accordingly they drifted through a series of those grey-brown streets, neither commodious nor picturesque, in which the eastern quarter of the city abounds.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • The hangman, an anonymous, leathery gentleman who had been imported from Missouri for the event, for which he was paid six hundred dollars, was attired in an aged double-breasted pinstriped suit overly commodious for the narrow figure inside it-the coat came nearly to his knees; and on his head he wore a cowboy hat which, when first bought, had perhaps been bright green, but was now a weathered, sweat-stained oddity.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • The emphasis was helped by the speaker’s square wall of a forehead, which had his eyebrows for its base, while his eyes found commodious cellarage in two dark caves, overshadowed by the wall.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • An annual rent of from twenty-five to a hundred dollars (these are the country rates) entitles him to the benefit of the improvements of centuries, spacious apartments, clean paint and paper, Rumford fire-place, back plastering, Venetian blinds, copper pump, spring lock, a commodious cellar, and many other things.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The Passions That Incline Men To Peace The Passions that encline men to Peace, are Feare of Death; Desire of such things as are necessary to commodious living; and a Hope by their Industry to obtain them.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • I have secured rooms in the residence of a Major C. D. Humphrey, which although not luxurious, will be commodious enough for my purposes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • On one side would be a commodious gibbet set up by some old-fashioned princeling to hang King Arthur’s knights and the common Saxons who trusted them—a gibbet perhaps nearly as sumptuous as that constructed at Montfaucon, which could support sixty bodies depending like drab fuchsias between its sixteen stone pillars.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • THE ladies’ room at Sickler’s was almost as large as the dining room proper, and, in a special sense, appeared to be hardly less commodious.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Jude immediately moved into more commodious quarters, as much to escape the espionage of the suspicious landlady who had been one cause of Sue’s unpleasant experience as for the sake of room.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • There was an air of grandeur in it that struck you with awe, and rivalled the beauties of the best Grecian architecture; and it was as commodious within as venerable without.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Miss Crawford found a sister without preciseness or rusticity, a sister’s husband who looked the gentleman, and a house commodious and well fitted up; and Mrs. Grant received in those whom she hoped to love better than ever a young man and woman of very prepossessing appearance.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • A grand arch, cut in the upper wall at one end, surmounted an oaken orchestra, with an open room behind it, where hothouse plants and stalls for refreshments were disposed; an agreeable resort for gentlemen disposed to loiter, and yet to exchange the occasional crush down below for a more commodious point of view.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • —J.S. is misinformed when he supposes that the highly-gifted and beautiful Miss Snevellicci, nightly captivating all hearts at our pretty and commodious little theatre, is NOT the same lady to whom the young gentleman of immense fortune, residing within a hundred miles of the good city of York, lately made honourable proposals.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • …to be equalled elsewhere in the entire country; that the residences of Gopher Prairie were models of dignity, comfort, and culture, with lawns and gardens known far and wide; that the Gopher Prairie schools and public library, in its neat and commodious building, were celebrated throughout the state; that the Gopher Prairie mills made the best flour in the country; that the surrounding farm lands were renowned, where’er men ate bread and butter, for their incomparable No. 1 Hard Wheat…
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • (He walks over to the rack) You know the King’s impatience, how commodious it is!
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Adams was by then established in his commodious new residence in Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The main street was wide, bordered by trees and commodious houses, and many of the stores were of brick.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • The voice came from the boughs of a tall cherry-tree, where Adam had no difficulty in discerning a small blue-pinafored figure perched in a commodious position where the fruit was thickest.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • When we halted before the house of the Rector, a small and incommodious cabin, neither handsome nor more comfortable than those of his neighbors, I saw a man in the act of shoeing a horse, a hammer in his hand, and a leathern apron tied round his waist.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Living in the midst of a state of general relaxation, the troops would ultimately think it better to rise without efforts, by the slow but commodious advancement of a peace establishment, than to purchase more rapid promotion at the cost of all the toils and privations of the field.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • No man would refuse to quit a shattered and tottering habitation for a firm and commodious building, because the latter had not a porch to it, or because some of the rooms might be a little larger or smaller, or the ceilings a little higher or lower than his fancy would have planned them.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • This commodious ottoman has since been removed, to the extreme regret of all weak-kneed lovers of the fine arts, but the gentleman in question had taken serene possession of its softest spot, and, with his head thrown back and his legs outstretched, was staring at Murillo’s beautiful moon-borne Madonna in profound enjoyment of his posture.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Police work has so often been sentimentalized, both by those who make policemen old-fashioned heroes and by those who would soften and domesticate them into weary, hard-working custodians and clerks—and the qualities of the police mind have so often been polished and ornamented, much as coffins are, and made to seem not only tolerable but downright commodious—that it behooves us to take stock of what police work does to the human body and soul.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • …and she hung it in a corner of the spare room because she thought it was generally unlocked at and because she liked the formal balances and truthful muted colors and because the picture was so dashingly modern, the seated woman in mobcap and commodious dark dress, a figure lifted out of her time into the abstract arrangements of the twentieth century, long before she was ready, it seemed, but Klara also liked looking right through the tonal components, the high theory of color, the…
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • With such commodiousness of situation, these two learned persons sat themselves down, each in his own domain, yet familiarly passing from one apartment to the other, and bestowing a mutual and not incurious inspection into one another’s business.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Now, the first time Ahab was perched aloft; ere he had been there ten minutes; one of those red-billed savage sea-hawks which so often fly incommodiously close round the manned mast-heads of whalemen in these latitudes; one of these birds came wheeling and screaming round his head in a maze of untrackably swift circlings.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • …rude in their shock, Tine the slant lightning; whose thwart flame, driven down Kindles the gummy bark of fir or pine; And sends a comfortable heat from far, Which might supply the sun: Such fire to use, And what may else be remedy or cure To evils which our own misdeeds have wrought, He will instruct us praying, and of grace Beseeching him; so as we need not fear To pass commodiously this life, sustained By him with many comforts, till we end In dust, our final rest and native home.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • This incident made a considerable impression on my mind, and contributed with other circumstances to indispose me to a permanent residence in the city of Vanity; although, of course, I was not simple enough to give up my original plan of gliding along easily and commodiously by railroad.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • The site fixed upon at the representation of the insurance companies, and as being as central a spot as any other on the globe, was one of the broadest prairies of the West, where no human habitation would be endangered by the flames, and where a vast assemblage of spectators might commodiously admire the show.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Earth’s Holocaust
  • ) that the youth’s earliest patron, companion, and friend, was a highly respected individual not entirely unconnected with the corn and seed trade, and whose eminently convenient and commodious business premises are situate within a hundred miles of the High Street.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "It’s a six-roomer, exclusive of kitchens," said Mr. Guppy, "and in the opinion of my friends, a commodious tenement.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Incommodious, you might say.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
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