a house with furnished rooms to rent; lodging house.
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How to use rooming house in a sentence
After detectives interviewed Boyd in May 2014, he said that he had watched Gibson beat the 24-year-old to death in a rooming house he owned, the affidavit states.Man Who Vanished Eight Years Ago Finally Found Five Feet Underground | Zoe Richards | December 10, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Since the 2016 presidential election, Lateefah Knight, 33, has lived at a Philadelphia shelter, in transitional housing, in an apartment, in a rooming house and with family and friends.Pennsylvania’s New Vote-by-Mail Law Expands Access for Everyone Except the Poor | by Jonathan Lai, Samantha Melamed and Michaelle Bond, The Philadelphia Inquirer | October 22, 2020 | ProPublica
When I returned to the rooming house in the late afternoon, I found a handwritten note pinned to the front door.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death | Patricia Pearson | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
From a second-story window of a rooming house covered with red brick-patterned tarpaper comes the sound of a blues harmonica.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis | Stanley Booth | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Robinson signed on for $63.25 a month and moved into a rooming house.Eddie Robinson, College Football’s Winningest Coach | Samuel G. Freedman | August 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He ran all the way back to Lucy's house, threw down the key he had got from her, and then went to his own rooming-house.The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
He had been going to report to Webber when he had run into that golden field in the rooming-house hallway.The Dark Door | Alan Edward Nourse
She swayed back from his close glance and ran up the first three steps of her rooming-house.Just Around the Corner | Fannie Hurst
At Lulu's rooming-house they lingered again, talking in subdued tones on the brownstone stoop.Just Around the Corner | Fannie Hurst
At that time he was living in one room (rear) of a shabby rooming house in Thirty-ninth Street.Half Portions | Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for rooming house
US and Canadian a house having self-contained furnished rooms or flats for renting
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