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alcove
used in Gone with the Wind

6 uses
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Definition
a recessed or secluded space — such as in a room or garden
  • "I'll sit in that alcove yonder if you'll bring me some refreshments and then we can have a nice chat," she told Frank as the other three men moved off.
    4.35 (71% in)
  • When he had hurried away to bring her a glass of wine and a paper thin slice of cake, Scarlett sat down in the alcove at the end of the drawing room and carefully arranged her skirts so that the worst spots would not show.
    4.35 (71% in)
  • She looked from the alcove into the huge drawing room and watched the dancers, remembering how beautiful this room had been when first she came to Atlanta during the war.
    4.35 (72% in)
  • The rosewood sofas had been soft and inviting and one of them, the largest, had stood in the place of honor in this same alcove where she now sat.
    4.35 (73% in)
  • But, of course, she could do more with Frank in this sequestered alcove than in a breathless reel and she could listen fascinated to his talk and encourage him to greater flights of foolishness.
    4.35 (77% in)
  • He sat down on the window still in the alcove and nibbled a bit of the elephant's ear which grew in a box in the sun.
    5.50 (57% in)

There are no more uses of "alcove" in Gone with the Wind.

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