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Sample sentences for the GRE study word alcove

alcove can be used as a noun

1.A bookcase had been made in an alcove by means of shelves of white wood. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
2.This is what the alcove consisted of-. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.When the alcove was in use, a large serge curtain drawn from wall to wall concealed the altar. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.Two persons were coming down the stairs he had only time to creep into an alcove to avoid them. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.Gavroche's bed was complete that is to say, it had a mattress, a blanket, and an alcove with curtains. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.At the end of the suite, in the oratory, there was a detached alcove with a bed, for use in cases of hospitality. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.In the alcove of this chamber was a door concealed in the tapestry which the duke opened with a little gold key which he wore suspended from his neck by a chain of the same metal. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.As might have been observed from what has been said above, the house was so arranged that in order to pass into the oratory where the alcove was situated, or to get out of it, it was necessary to traverse the Bishop's bedroom. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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