They gazed out one window to see Hickam field being strafed and another window to see Pearl Harbor being bombed.
My reflection in the window stares back at me in white glasses.
We still remain positive and we believe that once that window of opportunity opens, we are ready to go.
From a window in a room on the ground floor, we gazed out at the courtyard to Block 11, standing on a table in the room.
That goes out the window when we permit government shutdowns and create immense uncertainty for entrepreneurs and consumers alike.
To my chagrin, the duke laid his hand on the window and closed it.
She started out of bed, and jumped at once out of the window.
When a window is soiled you can write on it with your finger; then your finger becomes soiled.
The ladies ventured to lean out of the window, to see what was the cause of the uproar.
She went to the window, and, screened by the curtain, looked out.
early 13c., literally "wind eye," from Old Norse vindauga, from vindr "wind" (see wind (n.1)) + auga "eye. (see eye (n.)). Replaced Old English eagþyrl, literally "eye-hole," and eagduru, literally "eye-door."
Originally an unglazed hole in a roof, most Germanic languages adopted a version of Latin fenestra to describe the glass version, and English used fenester as a parallel word till mid-16c. Window dressing is first recorded 1790; figurative sense is from 1898. Window seat is attested from 1778. Window-shopping is recorded from 1922. Window of opportunity (1979) is from earlier figurative use in U.S. space program, e.g. launch window (1965).
window win·dow (wĭn'dō)
A time period when something may be accomplished; a critical period: We now have a window of opportunity to try for peace in Bosnia again/ They're worried about a window of vulnerability
[1967+; fr the 1960s astronautics term for the exact time and directional limits governing the launching of a rocket to achieve a certain orbit or destination, which were pictured as a window through which the rocket must be shot]
properly only an opening in a house for the admission of light and air, covered with lattice-work, which might be opened or closed (2 Kings 1:2; Acts 20:9). The spies in Jericho and Paul at Damascus were let down from the windows of houses abutting on the town wall (Josh. 2:15; 2 Cor. 11:33). The clouds are metaphorically called the "windows of heaven" (Gen. 7:11; Mal. 3:10). The word thus rendered in Isa. 54:12 ought rather to be rendered "battlements" (LXX., "bulwarks;" R.V., "pinnacles"), or as Gesenius renders it, "notched battlements, i.e., suns or rays of the sun"= having a radiated appearance like the sun.