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Picketing strikers may not block access to or egress from the premises.
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  • Picketing strikers may not block access to or egress from the premises.
  • must plan for emergency egress
  • in event of power failure, electronic locks must unlock from the direction of egress
  • Brain Waves ping-ponging inside my skull, no hope of sleep or easy egress to a plane where memory could not intrude, I bent my head, submitting to shame.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank

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  • They resolved to leave means neither of ingress or egress to the sudden impulses of...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • Bus service was erratic and seemed to go nowhere, but the Federal Government had forced a highway or two through the swamps, thus giving the citizens an opportunity for free egress.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • And if there’s no ingress or egress—no valve through which may be vented the various pressures that accrue naturally in a closed temporal system—"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • "If you add an s to this word, right where this tear in the paper is, you get ’Egress: Do you know what that means?"
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • There was nowhere to move the car, however, as the only route of egress was now a foaming, full-blown river.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • A small door, close to the lodge of the concierge, gave ingress and egress to the servants and masters when they were on foot.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • I guessed, by his preparations, that egress was allowed, and, leaving my hard couch, made a movement to follow him.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • When she had laid the supper-cloth, the bridge was lowered to give her means of egress, and she withdrew for the night.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • ’Look here, do you see these three round holes near the stalk; it is through them that the germ obtains egress.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • He hastily thrust the uniform into a suitcase in an empty compartment, and a few minutes later, dressed in ordinary clothes, he left the train just before it started off, using the same means for egress-the door near the dining-car.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • The gates of the drive opened wide to give egress to the viceregal cavalcade.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The means of egress employed by the murderers.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Our prison strong, this huge convex of fire, Outrageous to devour, immures us round Ninefold; and gates of burning adamant, Barred over us, prohibit all egress.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Alarmed at this terrible outburst between the two principal and responsible owners of the ship, and feeling half a mind to give up all idea of sailing in a vessel so questionably owned and temporarily commanded, I stepped aside from the door to give egress to Bildad, who, I made no doubt, was all eagerness to vanish from before the awakened wrath of Peleg.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Looking about him while in this state of suspense, Charles Darnay observed that the gate was held by a mixed guard of soldiers and patriots, the latter far outnumbering the former; and that while ingress into the city for peasants’ carts bringing in supplies, and for similar traffic and traffickers, was easy enough, egress, even for the homeliest people, was very difficult.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Only to the lamasery did there appear to be any climbable egress at all.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Looking round at the door which had given her egress, by the light of the solitary lamp fixed in the alley, she saw that it was arched and old—older even than the house itself.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • He seldom spoke to her, but when he did it was with the most powerful respect; and he never let her quit the apartment without rising in the most stately manner to open the door, and making an elegant bow at her egress.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • At present, however, the door was open, and the egress of the jack, the blows on the bell, and the mannikin’s retreat into the nook again, were visible to many, and audible throughout the church.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • He saw everything with perfect clarity , three groups all hellbent for Misery in the crenellated passages behind the idol’s forehead, two wanting to kill her, the third , consisting of Ian, Geoffrey, and Hezekiah , trying to save her …. while below, the village of the Bourkas burned and the survivors massed at the one point of egress , the idol’s left ear , to massacre anyone who happened to stagger out alive.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Had he known that he was about to enter a tunnel whose only egress was his own annihilation, would he have turned away?
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • A door off this same porch gave into a living room which separated this room from the other parts of the house and permitted ingress and egress without contact with any other portion of the house.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • At this announcement Isabel stiffened; she was on the point of asking if there were no other egress from the convent.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Every FORCE:space shuttle carried some sort of atmospheric egress device-it was a custom dating back almost eight centuries to when the entire realm of space flight consisted only of tentative excursions just above the skin of Old Earth’s atmosphere.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • As the bushes hung in the water beneath, and pines that had the stature of church-steeples rose in tall columns above, all inclining towards the light, until their branches intermingled, the eye, at a little distance, could not easily detect any opening in the shore, to mark the egress of the water.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Newman, who had stood during the foregoing conversation with his back planted against the door, ready to oppose any egress from the apartment by force, if necessary, resumed his seat with much satisfaction; and as the water in the kettle was by this time boiling, made a glassful of spirits and water for Nicholas, and a cracked mug-full for the joint accommodation of himself and Smike, of which the two partook in great harmony, while Nicholas, leaning his head upon his hand, remained…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • My hand, bully; thou shalt have egress and regress; said I well? and thy name shall be Brook.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • That’ll automatically replenish the air I lose with my entries and exits (what we NASA folk call ingress and egress).
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • He did require a means of secret egress, should he ever be trapped by his enemies, but that door does not connect with any other passages.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Vishnu was not pleased, later being quoted as having said that the City should not have been defiled with blood, and that wherever chaos finds egress, it will one day return.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "The multitude, washed or unwashed, always has free egress and ingress" into the White House, an astonished visitor wrote earlier in Lincoln’s presidency.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • At this announcement Isabel stiffened; she was on the point of asking if there were no other egress from the convent.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • But the staff of the constable was opposed to his egress, and Mr. Lippet whispered a few words in his ear, when the aged hunter sank back into his place, and, removing his cap, stroked down the remnants of his gray and sandy locks, with an air of mortification mingled with submission.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • I lay in the sun and was happy and my only luxury was a deposit box with American Egress and the Paris edition of the N.Y. Herald Tribune and The Star’s & Stripes.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Sit a while dear son, Here are biscuits to eat and here is milk to drink, But as soon as you sleep and renew yourself in sweet clothes, I kiss you with a good-by kiss and open the gate for your egress hence.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The egress order had been determined years earlier.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • —Let us examine, each by each, the possible means of egress.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • "E for Egress!" cried Lina.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • The impossibility of egress, by means already stated, being thus absolute, we are reduced to the windows.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • The police were now entirely satisfied that egress had not been in these directions.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • His escape is not a premeditated act of egress but a random wandering from home to home, accepting sanctuary and comfort wherever he can find it.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • What did each do at the door of egress?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Our front door was just wide enough to admit of the egress of our boat, and we completed her construction in the open air.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • When I’m driving, I’ll keep the bedroom folded up near the airlock, ready for emergency egress.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • For what creature was the door of egress a door of ingress?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • They are puzzled, too, by the seeming impossibility of reconciling the voices heard in contention, with the facts that no one was discovered up stairs but the assassinated Mademoiselle L’Espanaye, and that there were no means of egress without the notice of the party ascending.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
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