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above stairs

adverb, noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of above stairs
First recorded in 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There was a sudden sound, a long, shivering sigh from above stairs.

    The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
  • As he stepped into the house, something like a cry for help sounded from above stairs.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • above stairs, one room is for Mr. & Mrs. Carter; the second for the young Ladies; & the other two for occasional Company.

  • above stairs, in the invalid room, the scene was of a different kind.

    Hide and Seek Wilkie Collins
  • We were a rapturous trio in front of the library fire, and there we were joined presently by the rapturous trio from above stairs.

    The Gay Cockade Temple Bailey
  • The other side of the house and all above stairs might remain intact.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • Tom Carr's nephews directed this centre of industry and, from a grimy "office" above stairs, Tom Carr directed his nephews.

    The Tempering Charles Neville Buck
  • I had only been above stairs once before, and then at night.

    The Professor's Mystery Wells Hastings
  • above stairs she found the three damsels crouched on one bed, their heads together.

    Long Will Florence Converse

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