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indoors

[in-dawrz, -dohrz] /ɪnˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz/
adverb
1.
in or into a house or building:
We stayed indoors during the storm.
Origin of indoors
1780-1790
1780-90; indoor + -s1
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  • All are indoors and there is no preparation; you find them all as they are.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • Everybody is to be indoors by nine o'clock and the cafés are to be closed at eight.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • Once in a while I've felt it sort of driving me indoors when I stepped off the porch or over to the barn at night.

    The Thing from the Lake Eleanor M. Ingram
  • My mother swept me indoors, loading me with reproaches as we went.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • One occurrence of "in-doors" changed to "indoors" to be consistent with other usage in original.

    Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for indoors

indoors

/ˌɪnˈdɔːz/
adverb, adjective
1.
(postpositive) inside or into a house or other building
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