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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WINDOW

Hester had seen him from the window, and she answered the bell herself.

No answer coming, he peered through the window, but saw no one.

Jumping over the window sill, the visitor found himself in this room.

Just then Ben Haley, looking from the window, saw some chickens in the yard.

And still more of this belated spring will gladden the eye in the florist's window.

In a tumult of thought, Hope went and sat half-unconsciously by the window.

He whispered to the marshal that he would return, and slipped through the window.

Soon she rose with a determined air and joined Austin by the window.

Dick turned to the window, and stared at the mellow evening sky.

Presently she raised her eyes and saw him leaning out of the window.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., literally "wind eye," from Old Norse vindauga, from vindr "wind" (see wind (n.1)) + auga "eye. (see eye (n.)). Replaced Old English eagþyrl, literally "eye-hole," and eagduru, literally "eye-door."

Originally an unglazed hole in a roof, most Germanic languages adopted a version of Latin fenestra to describe the glass version, and English used fenester as a parallel word till mid-16c. Window dressing is first recorded 1790; figurative sense is from 1898. Window seat is attested from 1778. Window-shopping is recorded from 1922. Window of opportunity (1979) is from earlier figurative use in U.S. space program, e.g. launch window (1965).

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