The inn, however, refused to take us and a kind young army officer at a checkpoint agreed to take us to a hotel near the airport.
Redford still admired him, saying he was “isolated from the world, free of self-contempt, managing an inn at the edge of nowhere.”
Huang hurriedly wrote her story on two slips of paper, hiding one on her body and another on the wall of an inn.
With these words I kissed him on the forehead and left the inn.
Redford got on well with the owner of the inn, and the two spent days listening to music, and indulging in drunken conversation.
I felt drawn to the place—to the inn where my son stayed, to the neighborhood.
Close to the tiny station he recognized the inn of which the abb had told him.
Then we lighted one of the candles the inn people had given us, and ate our supper.
She had the boldness to disguise herself and come and see me at the inn.
That evening he came to a small straggling town where was one inn.
Old English inn "lodging, dwelling, house," probably from inne (adv.) "inside, within" (see in). Meaning "public house with lodging" is perhaps by c.1200, certainly by c.1400. Meaning "lodging house or residence for students" is early 13c. in Anglo-Latin, obsolete except in names of buildings that were so used (e.g. Inns of Court, mid-15c.).
in the modern sense, unknown in the East. The khans or caravanserais, which correspond to the European inn, are not alluded to in the Old Testament. The "inn" mentioned in Ex. 4:24 was just the halting-place of the caravan. In later times khans were erected for the accommodation of travellers. In Luke 2:7 the word there so rendered denotes a place for loosing the beasts of their burdens. It is rendered "guest-chamber" in Mark 14:14 and Luke 22:11. In Luke 10:34 the word so rendered is different. That inn had an "inn-keeper," who attended to the wants of travellers.