the vertical shaft or opening containing a stairway.
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How to use stairwell in a sentence
Then he ran into the shooter in a stairwell, where Singh was shot down, relatives said.At home, tiki bars and beer caves shielded them from life’s troubles. They were killed at work. | Faiz Siddiqui, Silvia Foster-Frau, Marc Fisher | May 27, 2021 | Washington Post
They saw him coming and going — through a side-gate and into a basement stairwell — at the Palma’s home.Firefighter sues Montgomery County over no-knock warrant he says ‘terrorized’ his family | Dan Morse | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
This is a community where no one really knows one another, even before the pandemic, so we've never interacted with them, even though we share a stairwell.Miss Manners: New neighbors don’t want to raise a stink about smoke | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Archie Djabatey climbed the narrow stairwell and stopped on the second-floor landing.Today in D.C.: Headlines to start your Thursday in D.C., Maryland and Virginia | Dana Hedgpeth, Teddy Amenabar | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Archie Djabatey hauled up the narrow stairwell and stopped on the second-floor landing.‘No safety net’ and little sympathy. Some small landlords struggle under eviction moratoriums. | Kyle Swenson | December 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Gurley came out of stairwell door as the two cops approached.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC | M.L. Nestel | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Did the controversial stairwell tryst on Thursday night's 'Reign' premiere leave you hot and bothered?The 'Reign' Steamy Stairwell Shocker & TV’s 13 Dirtiest Sex Scenes (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | October 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
One handmaiden, however, cannot wait to find a suitable male and finds an empty stairwell to take matters into her own hands.The 'Reign' Steamy Stairwell Shocker & TV’s 13 Dirtiest Sex Scenes (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | October 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Guards shut down the elevators, but about two dozen employees broke into the emergency stairwell and climbed to the 41st floor.
Then about a week later, as a storm was approaching Miami, they visited again and found him on the second floor of his stairwell.Advocates Reached Out to Ronald Poppo Before He Was Face-Eating Victim | Aram Roston | June 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He heaved another small sigh and passed slowly up the worn steps of the stairwell until he came to the top of the house.The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
Freeing all of them, he dragged their weight to the stairwell and jammed them together to make a barricade.The Time Traders | Andre Norton
Jon turned and went down the dusty stairwell and knocked gently on Mr. Coleman's door.The Velvet Glove | Harry Harrison
The chums and the strange individual rounded the built-up stairwell of the saloon at the same moment and came face to face again.Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie | Alice B. Emerson
But a big tongue of flame suddenly leapt up the stairwell at the end of the hall.The Motor Maids' School Days | Katherine Stokes
British Dictionary definitions for stairwell
a vertical shaft or opening that contains a staircase
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