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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALCOVE

When, at that instant, he saw the curtain of the alcove slightly stirred.

Dick, spurred by impulse, left his alcove and entered the room.

It looked as if she was concealing the thoughts that made her rigid in the darkness of the alcove.

The alcove grows so hot, too, at night that I shall be obliged to lie on the couch.'

Ben Aboo had tried to follow them, but he had been killed in the alcove of the patio.

When he had gone, she turned to the Cardinal, who stood in the doorway of the alcove.

Mrs. McVeigh arose, and with a slight bow to the dowager, passed into the alcove.

“An easy penance;” and the Marquise moved smilingly towards the alcove.

The doorway into the alcove bedroom was concealed by a portière.

We'll have the bottle in the alcove at the head of the stairs.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, "vaulted recess," from French alcôve (17c.), from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-qobbah "the vaulted chamber," from Semitic base q-b-b "to be bent, crooked, vaulted."

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