upstairs


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upstairs

The portion of a house or small building situated on the floors above the main or entrance floor. upstand, upturn The part of a roof covering that turns up against a vertical surface.
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Wait a moment," I said, and jumped up, upsetting my wine to run upstairs as fast as I could.
If you have missed anything of yours upstairs, my dear young Monsieur, you mustn't say it's me.
Then, bending over Oliver, he helped to carry him upstairs, with the care and solicitude of a woman.
They went upstairs, and for five minutes all was silence.
Between us, with much trouble, we managed to hoist him upstairs, and laid him on his bed, where his head fell back on the pillow as if he were almost fainting.
When she had filled it to the brim in a very workmanlike and skilful manner, she crept upstairs again, and chuckled as she went.
As Miggs, however, was deaf to all entreaties, Mr Tappertit leant her against the wall as one might dispose of a walking-stick or umbrella, until he had secured the window, when he took her in his arms again, and, in short stages and with great difficulty--arising from her being tall and his being short, and perhaps in some degree from that peculiar physical conformation on which he had already remarked--carried her upstairs, and planting her, in the same umbrella and walking-stick fashion, just inside her own door, left her to her repose.
All further inquiries were superseded by the appearance of old Wardle, who, running upstairs and just recognising Lowten, passed at once into Mr.
By some extraordinary miracle he awoke of his own accord, when the coach stopped, and giving himself a good shake to stir up his faculties, went upstairs to execute his commission.
Now it's time I went upstairs, and got my lady ready for dinner.
My mother was sitting by the fire, but poorly in health, and very low in spirits, looking at it through her tears, and desponding heavily about herself and the fatherless little stranger, who was already welcomed by some grosses of prophetic pins, in a drawer upstairs, to a world not at all excited on the subject of his arrival; my mother, I say, was sitting by the fire, that bright, windy March afternoon, very timid and sad, and very doubtful of ever coming alive out of the trial that was before her, when, lifting her eyes as she dried them, to the window opposite, she saw a strange lady coming up the garden.
exclaimed Miss Betsey, unconsciously quoting the second sentiment of the pincushion in the drawer upstairs, but applying it to my mother instead of me, 'I don't mean that.