the passage or opening into a building, room, etc., commonly closed and opened by a door; portal.
a means of access:a doorway to success.
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How to use doorway in a sentence
To do a door-frame row, which targets your arms and back, stand in front of an open doorway.Indoor exercises to prepare you for hiking the great outdoors | Pam Moore | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
This suggests that a dirty doorway keeps hornets from trespassing on the hive.Honeybees fend off deadly hornets by decorating hives with poop | Asher Jones | January 19, 2021 | Science News For Students
Now they bring visions of congressional staffers huddling under a table, angry men tossing a journalist over a barrier and a police officer crying out in pain as a chaotic crowd crushes him in a doorway.The riot is over, but fear remains in the nation’s capital | Theresa Vargas | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
The photographer said he thought the image was taken in a doorway near the northwest corner of the Capitol.Several Capitol police officers suspended, more than a dozen under investigation over actions related to rally, riot | Aaron Davis, Rebecca Tan, Beth Reinhard | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
He couldn’t resist talking to a neighbor at his doorway when the building went off pandemic lockdown a few weeks ago.
Black and purple bunting went up over the doorway at the 84th Precinct stationhouse where Ramos and Liu had been assigned.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops | Michael Daly | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The man pleaded with them while his wife stood in the doorway of the bus holding their baby.On the Bus: Ukraine’s Frontline Express Across the Battle Lines | Ted Phillips | September 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Looking for a place to get a salad, we pass a gift shop with a rack of dresses near the doorway.The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career | Paul Slansky | April 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He pushed past a female curate and raced towards the exit, but Father Andrew Cain got to the doorway first.
He is standing in a doorway looking at his wife, who is sitting in front of a computer wearing a telephone headset.
He returned shortly, to meet his mother standing in the doorway, with pale, affrighted face.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Father Gaspara was about to ask another question, when Ramona appeared in the doorway, flushed with running.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Then a fat, untidy old man appeared in the doorway of a cubicle within the shop, and Edwin Clayhanger blushed.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
Goodell paused in the doorway and emitted a whistle of surprise at sight of a horse in one of the stalls.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
And saying a hasty good afternoon, he popped through his doorway and vanished at Billy Woodchuck's feet.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for doorway
an opening into a building, room, etc, esp one that has a door
a means of access or escape: a doorway to freedom
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