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  • Our house is an ordinary farmhouse, white in colour, and with shutters painted green, but commodious enough for us.†   (source)
  • But she had a commodious bedstead, with a fine quilt on it, a summer one in light pinks and blues on a white ground; it was a Broken Staircase.†   (source)
  • Stopping at New York en route to Philadelphia in December, Adams was delighted to find Charles well established in a "commodious" home and office on Front Street, and pleased, too, with Sally, who "behaved prettily in her new sphere."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She changed her gown for a more comfortable and commodious wrapper.†   (source)
  • 'It's not a bad situation,' said I, 'and the rooms are really commodious.'†   (source)
  • I worked at a commodious green-topped table placed directly in front of the west window which looked out over the prairie.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Accordingly they drifted through a series of those grey-brown streets, neither commodious nor picturesque, in which the eastern quarter of the city abounds.†   (source)
  • She learned that Plover and Minniemashie Lakes were world-famed for their beauteous wooded shores and gamey pike and bass not 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The main street was wide, bordered by trees and commodious houses, and many of the stores were of brick.†   (source)
  • Instead, a comparatively large and commodious chamber with conveniences not enjoyed by the small fry overhead.†   (source)
  • His family lived in commodious apartments over the store, having an entrance on the side within the porte cochere.†   (source)
  • It was bright and commodious, with a beveled mirror set in the wall at one end and incandescent lights arranged in three places.†   (source)
  • The ordinary stiff dining chairs had been discarded for the occasion and replaced by the most commodious and luxurious which could be collected throughout the house.†   (source)
  • "It's a six-roomer, exclusive of kitchens," said Mr. Guppy, "and in the opinion of my friends, a commodious tenement.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They are, in truth, scanty enough; but — " I interrupted — "My cottage is clean and weather-proof; my furniture sufficient and commodious.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • My mother's room is very commodious, is it not?†   (source)
  • The purposes for which a few shapeless pantries and a comfortless scullery were deemed sufficient at Fullerton, were here carried on in appropriate divisions, commodious and roomy.†   (source)
  • The room in question was of a commodious, well-proportioned size, and handsomely fitted up as a dining-parlour; and on their quitting it to walk round the grounds, she was shown, first into a smaller apartment, belonging peculiarly to the master of the house, and made unusually tidy on the occasion; and afterwards into what was to be the drawing-room, with the appearance of which, though unfurnished, Catherine was delighted enough even to satisfy the general.†   (source)
  • Incommodious, you might say.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in incommodious means not and reverses the meaning of commodious. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • It was very small, very dark, very ugly, very incommodious.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in incommodiously means not and reverses the meaning of commodiously. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • It was an old-fashioned place, moreover, in the moral attribute that the partners in the House were proud of its smallness, proud of its darkness, proud of its ugliness, proud of its incommodiousness.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in incommodiousness means not and reverses the meaning of commodiousness. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • What a silly you must be!" a comment which Tommy followed up by seizing Dinah with both arms, and dancing along by her side with incommodious fondness.†   (source)
  • For every Judge of Right, and Wrong, is not Judge of what is Commodious, or Incommodious to the Common-wealth.†   (source)
  • The inn was in fact commodious, by the standards I had grown accustomed to.†   (source)
  • —Corny might have given us a more commodious yoke, Mr Power said.†   (source)
  • Whatever in that one case done commodiously done was.†   (source)
  • On a handsome mahogany table near him were neatly arranged the quartering knife, the various finely tempered disembowelling appliances (specially supplied by the worldfamous firm of cutlers, Messrs John Round and Sons, Sheffield), a terra cotta saucepan for the reception of the duodenum, colon, blind intestine and appendix etc when successfully extracted and two commodious milkjugs destined to receive the most precious blood of the most precious victim.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This discourse had an effect on Sophia's countenance, which would not perhaps have escaped the observance of the sagacious waiting-woman, had she once looked her mistress in the face, all the time she was speaking: but as a looking-glass, which was most commodiously placed opposite to her, gave her an opportunity of surveying those features, in which, of all others, she took most delight; so she had not once removed her eyes from that amiable object during her whole speech.†   (source)
  • For every Judge of Right, and Wrong, is not Judge of what is Commodious, or Incommodious to the Common-wealth.†   (source)
  • In a Bodie Politique, for the well ordering of forraigne Traffique, the most commodious Representative is an Assembly of all the members; that is to say, such a one, as every one that adventureth his mony, may be present at all the Deliberations, and Resolutions of the Body, if they will themselves.†   (source)
  • In such condition, there is no place for Industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain; and consequently no Culture of the Earth; no Navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by Sea; no commodious Building; no Instruments of moving, and removing such things as require much force; no Knowledge of the face of the Earth; no account of Time; no Arts; no Letters; no Society; and which is worst of all, continuall feare, and danger of violent death; And the life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short.†   (source)
  • For Gold and Silver, being (as it happens) almost in all Countries of the world highly valued, is a commodious measure for the value of all things else between Nations; and Mony (of what matter soever coyned by the Soveraign of a Common-wealth,) is a sufficient measure of the value of all things else, between the Subjects of that Common-wealth.†   (source)
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