House in a sentence

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Definition of House

  • A structure intended or used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind; but especially, a building or edifice for the habitation of man; a dwelling place, a mansion.
  • Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.
  • Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
  • A family of ancestors, descendants, and kindred; a race of persons from the same stock; a tribe; especially, a noble family or an illustrious race; as, the house of Austria; the house of Hanover; the house of Israel.
  • One of the estates of a kingdom or other government assembled in parliament or legislature; a body of men united in a legislative capacity; as, the House of Lords; the House of Commons; the House of Representatives; also, a quorum of such a body. See Congress, and Parliament.
  • A firm, or commercial establishment.
  • A public house; an inn; a hotel.
  • A twelfth part of the heavens, as divided by six circles intersecting at the north and south points of the horizon, used by astrologers in noting the positions of the heavenly bodies, and casting horoscopes or nativities. The houses were regarded as fixed in respect to the horizon, and numbered from the one at the eastern horizon, called the ascendant first house, or house of life, downward, or in the direction of the earth's revolution, the stars and planets passing through them in the reverse order every twenty-four hours.
  • A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.
  • An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.
  • The body, as the habitation of the soul.
  • The grave.
  • To take or put into a house; to shelter under a roof; to cover from the inclemencies of the weather; to protect by covering; as, to house one's family in a comfortable home; to house farming utensils; to house cattle.
  • To drive to a shelter.
  • To admit to residence; to harbor.
  • To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
  • To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.
  • To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.
  • To have a position in one of the houses. See House n., 8.
  • play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults
  • a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
  • a building in which something is sheltered or located
  • a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
  • aristocratic family line
  • the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
  • a social unit living together
  • an official assembly having legislative powers
  • the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
  • the members of a religious community living together
  • the management of a gambling house or casino
  • (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
  • provide housing for
  • contain or cover

How to use house in a sentence. House pronunciation.

Isn't the house of the snail as much to him as the turtle's shell to the turtle?
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I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
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I see him at his window looking out towards the Cloistered House; and if our neighbour comes forth, perhaps upon his hunter, or now in his cart, or again with his dogs, he draws his hat down upon his eyes and whispers to himself.
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The cities of the dead Khalifas and Mamelukes separated them from the living city where the fellah toiled, and Arab, Bedouin, Copt strove together to intercept the fruits of his toiling, as it passed in the form of taxes to the Palace of the Prince Pasha; while in the dark corners crouched, waiting, the cormorant usurers-Greeks, Armenians, and Syrians, a hideous salvage corps, who saved the house of a man that they might at last walk off with his shirt and the cloth under which he was carried to his grave.
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Escape, he knew, there was none, if his death was determined on; for spies were everywhere, and slaves in the pay of Kaid were everywhere, and such as were not could be bought or compelled, even if he took refuge in the house of a foreign consul.
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Kaid would be in my brother's house at dawn, seizing all that is there and elsewhere, and I on my way to Fazougli, to be strangled or drowned.
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Their lands, houses, and palm- trees would be taxed still, when they would reap no more.
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Whatever the object, he was secretly taken to his house from the Palace, and his brother Nahoum seized upon his estate in the early morning.
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Now the city is full of watchers, and Achmet goes from bazaar to bazaar, from house to house which thou was wont to frequent-and thou art here.
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In a few moments the house was still, and remained so for hours.
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Then he added scornfully: "When an Englishman in England leaves office, no matter how unfaithful, though he be a friend of any country save his own, they send him to the House of Lords-or so I was told in France when I was there.
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In my own house I would have been master.
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He was scarce passed from the shivering Nile into a dry yelek, had hardly taken a juicy piece from the cooking-pot at the house of the village sheikh, before he began to cultivate friends who could help him, including the sheikh himself; for what money Mahommed lacked was supplied by Lacey, who had a reasoned confidence in him, and by the fiercely indignant Kaid himself, to whom Lacey and Mahommed went secretly, hiding their purpose from David.
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But one evening there came a knocking at the door of the house which Mahommed still kept in the lowest Muslim quarter of the town, a woman who hid her face and was of more graceful figure than was familiar in those dark purlieus.
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Get thee to the house of Haleel.
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A Bill was likewise found against the _Players_ of the other House, in the Term abovementioned, for the following Expressions; but the Indictement being wrong laid, they were acquitted: but they were Indicted the Term following for the same, which Indictment is not yet tried.
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A _Full_ House is the very _Life_ of the Stage, and keeps it in Countenance, whereas _thin Audiences_ would, in time, make it dwindle to nothing.
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We were plowing through great deeps of powdery alkali dust that rose in thick clouds and floated across the plain like smoke from a burning house.
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It blows flimsy houses down, lifts shingle roofs occasionally, rolls up tin ones like sheet music, now and then blows a stage coach over and spills the passengers; and tradition says the reason there are so many bald people there, is, that the wind blows the hair off their heads while they are looking skyward after their hats.
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We found the state palace of the Governor of Nevada Territory to consist of a white frame one-story house with two small rooms in it and a stanchion supported shed in front-for grandeur-it compelled the respect of the citizen and inspired the Indians with awe.
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Examples of House

Example #1
Then he would buy my Colisyum, and I wouldn't sell it for all his puffball lordship might offer.
Example #2
Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.
Example #3
I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
Example #4
I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
Example #5
I think he is ever setting thee off against Lord Eglington; and that is foolish, for Eglington is but a man of the earth earthy.
Example #6
In degree it has ever been so; but now it is like a constant frown upon his forehead.