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telephone booth

noun
1.
a more or less soundproof booth containing a public telephone.
Also called, especially British, telephone box.
Origin of telephone booth
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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  • She walked away from the telephone booth with her face burning, and her heart beating quickly with anger and resentment.

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris
  • I left him in the telephone booth, just now, calling up Dykeman.

  • Mike marched over to the telephone booth and wedged himself inside.

    Direct Wire Clee Garson
  • And then he saw the telephone booth in the corner of the room.

    2 B R 0 2 B Kurt Vonnegut
  • Five minutes later he was in a telephone booth calling for No. 123-M.

    Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes Stella M. Francis
  • When she came down Henri was emerging from the telephone booth.

    The Amazing Interlude Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Going inside, they closed themselves into a telephone booth.

    Saboteurs on the River Mildred A. Wirt
  • She rang off and he turned away from the telephone booth into the street.

    The Tempting of Tavernake E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He made his way to a telephone booth and attempted to call the Mayors house.

    The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
  • The carryall was brought around again and all piled in and drove down to a drug store where there was a telephone booth.

    Dave Porter and the Runaways Edward Stratemeyer

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