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noun as in top of a room

noun as in maximum

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At some point, the skyrocketing subscriber business could hit a ceiling or investors could demand better margin growth.

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Especially interesting are prints found on the cave’s ceiling.

Now intriguingly enough, the animation showcases a rather curious opening along the ceiling, which was actually called the compluvium.

For one, developers had less incentive to build new housing if there was a ceiling placed on what they could charge.

T-Mobile, for instance, had a program called Binge On that let customers stream Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu without that counting toward their data-usage ceiling.

Fourteen years on, the wooden stairs and ceiling are still charred, and the walls are studded with clusters of bullet holes.

The floor-to-ceiling Texas flag, the single most imposing feature of the room, began to rise.

What kind of advice would you give to young women to overcome that glass ceiling?

Many, especially those who come from an economically disadvantaged background, still face a glass ceiling.

He grasps the phone in his capable hand, outstretches his long arm toward the ceiling, and angles it down just so.

Both of the orator's hands swung upward and outward, and he looked intently at the ceiling.

From above, through the ceiling, came the vibration of some machine at work, and the machine might have been the loom of time.

Poor wretches—they were afraid to refuse, yet their gorge rose at the deed, and they fired at the ceiling!

A man had come to stand beside it, his body screening the light of one of the lamps that hung from a rafter of the ceiling.

Even Henrietta stopped eating, looked upward at the dusty ceiling, and listened for a repetition of the sound.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ceiling, such as: beam, plaster, roof, baldachin, canopy, and covert.

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