Show to the door

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Show to the door to dismiss with ignominy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. duru; Ger. thor, thür; Gr. thyra, L. fores (pl.), a door.

Usage

In literature:

He opened the door, and the lamplight showed them to each other.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Mr. Fritz opened the door of a room at the back of the house and enough light came out to show Bobby and Meg how to go in.
"Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School" by Mabel C. Hawley
To her intense relief the door opened, showing a very narrow, unlighted passage.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
Show me the way to Mister Czerny's door, and we'll soon have him out of there.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
A maid, unknown to her, came to the door and showed surprise at seeing her there with her bag.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
He showed it to her, and was even going to explain to her the best way to get there; but Femke was already out the door.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
Banquo, show the good woman to the door.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
It was not long after that when he became afraid to show his face outside the hall-door.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
As I had feared, she went directly to my room where the door had swung back showing an empty bunk.
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
I ought to show you the door.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers
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In poetry:

The law's a charge for what I owe;
The gospel my discharge to show:
The one a scene of fears doth ope;
The other is the door of hope.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
"O, open the door, some pity to show,
Keen blows the northern wind!
The glen is white with the drifted snow,
And the path is hard to find.
"The Palmer" by Sir Walter Scott
They woke, they rushed to the way-side door,
They saw what the midnight showed,-
A mare that came like a crested wave,
Along the Great North Road.
"The Ballad of Dick Turpin" by Alfred Noyes
But he'd got no more Coupons to give her
And that night he " showed her the door ",
But he needn't have troubled to do that
He'd shown her so often —before.
"Limehouse Liz (Of Lambeth)" by T W Connor
"Aye, come, I will show thee, O Barak, a woman is more than a warrior,"
I cried as I lifted the door wherein Sisera lay.
"To me did he fly and I shall be called his destroyer--
I, Jael, who am subtle to find for the Lord a way!"
"Jael" by Cale Young Rice
Weeping strangled my voice. I call'd out, but none answer'd;
Blindly the windows gazed back at me, dumbly the door;
See whom I love, who loved me, look'd not on my yearning,
Gave me no more her hands to kiss, show'd me no more her soul.
"The Desolate City" by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

In news:

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School officials and volunteers in Houston have been knocking on the doors of students who didn't show up at the beginning of the school year, offering ways for them to get their diploma.
Be sure to watch the entire video because it shows both inside and outside the door.
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Bayview Behavioral Hospital opened its doors to the public Thursday to show off its transformation.
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The revolutionary jazz show Shuffle Along, which reopens Broadway's doors to black talent.
Stage Door brings live ' Christmas Carol ' radio show to the stage this weekend.
Mikasa will look both forward and back when it opens its Madison Avenue showroom doors to the trade this month for the tabletop show.
The Paris auto show opens its doors to the public.
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We'll show you the best tips, techniques, and tools to make doors quickly and easily without expensive panel- raising bits.
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In science:

The reverse approach to model-fitting has opened the door to exploring more complicated chemical profiles, and the initial results show qualitative agreement with recent theoretical calculations.
Computational Asteroseismology
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