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[dawr-stohn, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌstoʊn, ˈdoʊr-/
a stone serving as the sill of a doorway.
Origin of doorstone
First recorded in 1755-65; door + stone Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At all events, he was left standing on the doorstone, and no one came to bid him enter.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • At last he stood in front of her doorstone, his hat in his hand.

  • And before I realised it my hair swept the doorstone where I sat.

    The Harvest of Years Martha Lewis Beckwith Ewell
  • Better still, she need account to nobody if she chose to sit there on the doorstone, and let the hours go unregretted by.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • The rest of the boys were now far beyond them; and had just placed their feet upon the doorstone, when a loud shout of "help!"

  • They sat side by side upon the doorstone, her head against his shoulder, their hands locked.

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston
  • He stopped a moment before her on the doorstone and drew the quick breath of the haste of his coming.

    Country Neighbors

    Alice Brown
  • I may not cross the doorstone of this house to-day, Althea; I am forbidden; so hear me say what I came to say.

    Andrew Golding Annie E. Keeling
  • This doorstone must have been a favorite evening seat for my sister, for I remember many other delicious gloamings.

  • And the girl hung her head; and presently when they looked back they saw that she sat on a doorstone, sobbing.

    Long Will Florence Converse

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