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pleasure dome

noun
1.
a large building, facility, or place used for recreation.
Origin of pleasure dome
1797
1797; phrase apparently coined by S. T. Coleridge in his poem “Kubla Khan”
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  • pleasure dome had a cove or inlet behind it, Moore had told me, but that was not visible from my window.

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  • So he built his enormous and gorgeous house and called it pleasure dome.

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  • She passed the house and kept on, in the direction of pleasure dome.

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  • In the next row sat the entire staff of the pleasure dome servants.

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  • But this time, the disease took a new turn, and Alda went over to pleasure dome, taking my key to let herself in.

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  • For I cannot manage to make a step that is audible on those softly carpeted stairs at pleasure dome.

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  • We could quiz the pleasure dome servants, for the older ones, at least, lived there when Alma was there.

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  • So we landed at pleasure dome, and then betook ourselves to the tiny graveyard, which was down beyond the orchard.

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