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indoors

[in-dawrz, -dohrz] /ɪnˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz/
adverb
1.
in or into a house or building:
We stayed indoors during the storm.
Origin of indoors
1780-1790
1780-90; indoor + -s1
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  • He followed me indoors, saying that he would go to bed, too.

    Questionable Shapes William Dean Howells
  • In a few minutes he followed her indoors, as the ground was getting damp.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Everybody is to be indoors by nine o'clock and the cafés are to be closed at eight.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • As she hurried now indoors she happened to meet Bridget on the stairs.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • My mother swept me indoors, loading me with reproaches as we went.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for indoors

indoors

/ˌɪnˈdɔːz/
adverb, adjective
1.
(postpositive) inside or into a house or other building
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