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Definition a recessed or secluded space — such as in a room or garden
  • a beautiful room with an alcove window
alcove = a recessed or secluded space — such as in a room or garden
  • we met in an alcove of the garden
  • 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
  • alcove = a recessed or secluded space
  • Nicole has a full-length locker in a discreet, fresh-smelling alcove because she's on the soccer team.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • alcove = a recessed or secluded space
  • The piano was located in a small alcove off the small living room...
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • alcove = a small room attached to a larger room and separated not by a door, but by an arch or other architectural feature to make it feel like a cozy recess from the main room
  • ...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
  • alcoves = a recessed or secluded space — such as in a garden or room
  • 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
  • alcove = a recessed or secluded space
  • They left the alcove and sat down in the two chairs they had occupied before, opposite to one another.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • 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
  • 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
  • It was more like a little alcove in a cave or a tunnel than a room.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • He raced down the hallway to the cut-out alcove that housed the two convenience machines and crouched by the right interior wall.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Around the back side of the room, opposite the stairwell, nine alcoves were carved into the wall.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • But I could just be driving into an alcove.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Sansa found Bryen's old blind dog in her little alcove beneath the steps, and lay down next to him.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • 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
  • A figurine of a little cupid sits inside an alcove under the stairs.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • She found a place in an alcove for the men with crutches to sit, told them not to move, and took the rest up by the stairs.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • I could feel my heart beating as I ducked around the next corner to an empty alcove.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • The manservant ducked into the alcove behind a fourteenth-century knight complete with lance and mace.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

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