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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GATEKEEPER

Here the gatekeeper thrust in the beam to hold the gate shut.

Misard was authorized to employ her as gatekeeper on the railway after the death of Flore.

Knowledge of the tree is, however, disclaimed by the gatekeeper.

I thanked the gatekeeper and told him that I would not trouble him to let me through.

There was Mrs. Mearson, the gatekeeper, was struck in amazement.

He looked keenly and recognised the gatekeeper's daughter Moggie.

When I reached the entrance I paused, and the gatekeeper addressed me.

From my earliest youth, I am the son of the gatekeeper of the palace.

All interest had apparently departed for the gatekeeper with the return of his knife.

Do you think the gatekeeper will allow us to enter at this hour?

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from gate + keeper. Figurative use by 1872.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GATEKEEPER

janitor

nounperson who cleans and maintains
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.