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alcove


a beautiful room with an alcove window
  a recessed or secluded space — such as in a room or garden
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  • a beautiful room with an alcove window
  • we met in an alcove of the garden
  • The piano was located in a small alcove off the small living room...
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The crowd parted as the woman beckoned Mowgli to her hut, where there was ... an image of a Hindu god in a little alcove,
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book

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  • I strode blindly out into the hall, not to my room, because that was where they would come to get me, but to the alcove ... in a quiet corner of the hall, where Joan and Loubelle and DeeDee and Mrs. Savage would not come.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • ...three days of long evenings on her dusky veranda, of strange wan kisses through the late afternoon, in shadowy alcoves or behind the protecting trellises of the garden arbors,
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Nicole has a full-length locker in a discreet, fresh-smelling alcove because she’s on the soccer team.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • We reach the amphitheater gates, and once through, the woman sets me on my feet in an alcove.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Tara and I skirt around the dining room table—my mom would have a coronary from excitement, it must seat at least twelve—and out into a kind of alcove.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • The gloomy light made the place feel haunted, as if the spirits of all the people WICKED had let die were there waiting in the corners and alcoves.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • Isabelle just rolled her eyes and pulled him sideways, into a shadowed alcove near the front gates of the Institute.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • They were sitting against the back door of the elementary school, in a little alcove where no one would see them unless they were really looking, and where the snow didn’t fall directly on their faces.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • They were in an alcove, a cave within the cave, a few feet off the ground and carved into the wall.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • One alcove was caged off and brightly lit, filled with enough tools to stock a small hardware store.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Garbage drifted up the walls and filled the cracks between buildings and the alcove doorways.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "That will be all," he said, and waited until the android had disappeared into an alcove by the entrance, before continuing.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • She rounded a corner, not ten stacks from the alcove, and came to a halt.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Father and Mum Olga faced an alcove in which stood High Chancellor Thomas, who had begun to marry them.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • He crept down the hall after her and hid behind the nearest alcove to the girls’ room door.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • In one day he had rented all of Sunset Towers to the people whose names were already printed on the mailboxes in an alcove off the lobby: Who were these people, these specially selected tenants?
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • I quickly ducked into the alcove entrance of the nearest building, my heart racing.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • For anything major, like a school report, I use Dad’s big IBM, which is down in an alcove off the great room.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • Several days a week, Madame brings food to Crazy Hubert Bazin, a veteran of the Great War who sleeps in an alcove behind the library in sun or snow.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • We’re sitting on the floor of the living room, which is squashed up right next to the "dining room" (an alcove that barely holds a table and six chairs), and I’m holding her workbook on my knees, reciting the problems to her, but my mind is on autopilot and my thoughts are a million miles away.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Whoever it is, they’re taller than me; it doesn’t take them nearly as many steps to get to the alcove where I’m loitering.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • We celebrated my fifty-first birthday with a little party in the de Vrieses’ alcove home.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • "Come," she murmured, beckoning toward an alcove.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Klaus had chosen a room with a cozy alcove in it—the word "alcove" here means "a very, very small nook just perfect for sitting and reading."
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • I remembered the girl with blond hair I had seen kissing Jamie in the alcove at the castle.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Wet shoes squelching in the stillness, I walked through to the kitchen— which wasn’t much of a kitchen, only an alcove with a two-burner stove, facing an airshaft.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Armor and uniforms and combat suits fill the alcoves along the walls, all hanging from what I assume are models of Cal’s body.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • And a kind of alcove for brooms, pitchforks, the curry combs, hoof picks, hooks again for buckets.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • It was dark in the alcove, so dark that Jace was only an outline of shadows and gold.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Falling to the ground, grimacing, diving into alcoves.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I did not want to leave the alcove of the doorway.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Two persons were coming down the stairs; he had only time to creep into an alcove to avoid them.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The bed, in an alcove at the far end of the room, was draped with a splendid cloth embroidered over its entire surface with intricate de-signs.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • By sitting in the alcove, and keeping well back, Winston was able to remain outside the range of the telescreen, so far as sight went.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Black statues stood in alcoves, with sticks of incense smoking in their cold hands.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The noise seemed to be coming from a large recessed alcove that lay ahead on the right.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • She then opened the door of her alcove, and went out.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • As I reached the bottom of the alcove, I saw my mother half lying down, half sitting up on the couch, staring at me with wide eyes.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • After passing through an alcove containing a safe, a wardrobe and a big supply cupboard, you come to the small, dark, stuffy back office.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Any cupboards or dark alcoves?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There was a shadowy alcove at the other end of the cellar, filled with old furniture and other stuff.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • As I turn to leave, I catch sight of Marlena—she must have come in while I was in the alcove.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • In a little alcove not far from me were two people.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • A bookcase had been made in an alcove by means of shelves of white wood.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Lanterns poured soft light across the scroll-covered walls, illuminating the reading alcoves along their bases.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Galt lifted her in his arms, carried her to the kitchen alcove and placed her on a chair by the table set for two.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
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