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Word Example of - house

    Example Sentences for house

    Three days later the procession assembled and started from the house.

    When Jim reached his house, he found old Suma-theek camped on the doorstep.

    "It's about as bleak a place for a house as a man could pick," Lambert agreed.

    He called to Henderson and asked him to have the automobile sent to the quarter house.

    "There'll be no excuse if any one gets near the house without my permission," he snarled.

    Tis a lasting quarrel; I think he has never been at our house since.

    The cold manner she maintained towards me at your father's house——'

    His house was mean, and he did not improve it; his care was of his grounds.

    Lady George did not at all want to go to the house in Green Street.

    At his house in Hanover-street, and was buried in Audley chapel.

Word Origin & History of - house

    Word Origin & History

    house O.E. hus "dwelling, shelter, house," from P.Gmc. *khusan (cf. O.N., O.Fris. hus, Du. huis, Ger. Haus), of unknown origin, perhaps connected to the root of hide (v.). In Goth. only in gudhus "temple," lit. "god-house;" the usual word for "house" in Goth. being razn. Meaning "family, including ancestors and descendants, especially if noble" is from c.1000. The legislative sense (1540s) is transferred from the building in which the body meets. Meaning "audience in a theater" is from 1921; as a dance club DJ music style, probably from the Warehouse, a Chicago nightclub where the style is said have originated. Zodiac sense is first attested late 14c. The verb meaning "give shelter to" is O.E. husian (cognate with Ger. hausen, Du. huizen). Household is first recorded late 14c.; for housewife (early 13c.) see hussy. To play house is from 1871; as suggestive of "have sex, shack up," 1968. House arrest first attested 1936; housewarming is from 1577; houseboat is 1790. On the house "free" is from 1889."And the Prophet Isaiah the sonne of Amos came to him, and saide vnto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not liue." [2 Kings xx.1, version of 1611]

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