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What is the use of a beautiful face, if one must be shut up in her own apartment for ever?

As I approached her apartment, the voice of Alcibiades met my ear.

Philothea has glided from the apartment, as if afraid to remain in my presence.

At parting, she urged Eudora to share her apartment for the night.

How restful this quiet and reserve after the colour and line tumult of the Higbee apartment.

Another step, and she stood at the door of Malbone's apartment.

I must be permitted to retire to my apartment whenever he comes.

I love, she was pleased to say, to come into this apartment.

And leaning upon my Hannah's arm, withdrew to my own apartment.

His ferret eyes searched the apartment; he seemed counting every article.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "private rooms for the use of one person within a house," from French appartement (16c.), from Italian appartimento, literally "a separated place," from appartere "to separate," from a "to" (see ad-) + parte "side, place," from Latin partem (see part (n.)). Sense of "set of private rooms in a building entirely of these" (the U.S. equivalent of British flat) is first attested 1874.

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