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apartment house

a building containing a number of residential apartments.
Also called apartment building.
Origin of apartment house
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He accepted them patiently as he would a strike of the workmen on the apartment-house his firm was building on Fifty-ninth Street.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • We will go down a couple of flights and out through the apartment-house.

    The Woman Gives Owen Johnson
  • The improvement of the tenement-house has gone hand in hand with that of the apartment-house.

    Through the Eye of the Needle William Dean Howells
  • Now there cant be no apartment-house on two sides of the same street, kin they?

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • Out in the woodshed a disemboweled chest of drawers had been turned into an apartment-house for dolls.

    The Madigans Miriam Michelson
  • Fortunately another was lurking in the lee of the apartment-house.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • Many of her friends in the apartment-house were included in the bidding to this feast of reason.

  • Behind every apartment-house, beside each dwelling, were small garages.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • An apartment-house is only an apartment-house; whereas the republic is the republic.

    Your United States Arnold Bennett
  • The apartment-house will probably prove stronger than these throwbacks.

    Your United States Arnold Bennett

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