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above stairs

adverb, noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of above stairs
1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At last he rose and with uncertain steps sought his own suite, above-stairs.

    The Air Trust George Allan England
  • And thin and faint, from above-stairs, I caught the sound of a treble wailing which was promptly augmented into a duet.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • Sure, George, you have your room here, and my mother is above-stairs getting it ready!

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • above-stairs, my female companion lodged in a chamber furnished with chintz.

  • We are below ground here, and it's not unlikely the door is above-stairs, more on a level with the house.'

  • She even bought mamma a new dress, and established her above-stairs as a sort of grand duenna.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Mrs. Jones hid her hands awkwardly under her apron and reddened as she glanced up at Thomas, who had come back from above-stairs.

    Lightnin' Frank Bacon
  • The physician now arrived, and began to inquire of the two disputants, how we all did above-stairs?

  • above-stairs the two ladies separated at Mrs. Touchett's door.

  • above-stairs Dick was sleeping the sound, dreamless sleep of healthy weariness, and most likely dreaming of the girl by the brook.

    Diane of the Green Van Leona Dalrymple

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