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apartment house

noun
1.
a building containing a number of residential apartments.
Also called apartment building.
Origin of apartment house
1870-1875
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75
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  • One is a woman who has a room across the hall from mine in my apartment house.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The corridors of the apartment house were long, narrow, and white-walled.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • They reached the apartment house where the DeVeres and Russ lived.

  • Elkan asked as they reached the entrance to his apartment house.

    Elkan Lubliner, American Montague Glass
  • She came to the middle of the block and ran up the steps of an apartment house.

    The Brand of Silence Harrington Strong
  • The old janitor was sweeping off the walk in front of the apartment house.

    The Brand of Silence Harrington Strong

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