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alcove
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
a recessed or secluded space — such as in a room or garden
  • Two rooms furnished in banal bourgeois style, one opening into the other and separated only by portieres, looked toward the valley: a dining room done in "antique German"; a combination living room and office, with sofa and chairs, bookcases and heavy wool carpets, a fraternity cap and crossed swords hung above a desk, plus a small smoking alcove, done in "Turkish" style.
    5.6 - Humaniora (27% in)
  • He intentionally avoided the spot, keeping his companions pinned down in the dining room by pretending to admire a verdant view of the Sergi Valley with bluish glaciers in the background; well aware that he was in command, he first steered them into the Turkish smoking alcove, which he likewise gave a thorough examination amid much praise, and then surveyed the wall on the entrance side of the living room, sometimes urging Joachim to join him in his complimentary remarks.
    5.6 - Humaniora (32% in)
  • Pointing her in the direction of the smoking alcove, the director said, "Then your primary interest really ought to be more in sculpture.
    5.6 - Humaniora (58% in)

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