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Apartment

A dwelling unit within a larger structure. An apartment has a kitchen, bathroom, and a place to sleep, and some have much more room and include many luxuries. While one may buy an apartment, they are generally rented out to tenants.

apartment (building)

A building with multiple residential tenants.
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They did not essay to enter the apartment, but scanned its every corner from where they stood, and then, when their eyes had sought its entire area, a look of fierce rage overspread the features of Matai Shang, and a cold and cunning smile touched the lips of Phaidor.
Take her to my apartments," and he motioned to an officer at his side
But, after I had followed them from the throne room, through several other apartments, and down a long corridor, I found my further progress barred by a soldier who stood guard before a doorway through which the officer conducted Victory.
The old woman led Bertha Kircher to an adjoining apartment in the floor of which was a pool of water.
For what seemed hours to the distraught girl she paced the floor of her apartment, awaiting the final summons to the presence of the mad king.
They bore him to a cot in an apartment next the Queen's, and all that night the mother and the promised wife of the Outlaw of Torn sat bathing his fevered forehead.
Norman of Torn looked up in unfeigned surprise, and then there came back to him the scene in the Queen's apartment the night before.
Compared with the chill aspect of the December night without, the warmth and brilliancy of the apartment produced an effect that was not unlike enchantment.
It was at the meeting point of the two galleries that Rouletabille had his chamber, adjoining that of Frederic Larsan, the door of each opening on to the "off-turning" gallery, while the doors of Mademoiselle Stangerson's apartment opened into the "right" gallery.
The young girl herself generally passed her time in the chamber at the farther end of her apartments.
In the polite circles I believe this sort of thing isn't usually said to a gentleman in his own apartments, but never mind that.
He had been given one of the handsomest apartments in the most magnificent palace in the world, and you can not wonder that his good fortune astonished and awed him until he grew used to his surroundings.