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1A seat in a box in a theatre or sports stadium.
- ‘Perhaps my company can get box seats for the hearings.’
- ‘There was no way he wanted to miss the game, his friend managed to get them box seats for the basketball game, and Taylor was the last person who would want to miss that game.’
- ‘It sent a letter inviting each of those people and up to five guests to a day at the track with a free program, box seat, $2 mutuel voucher, and a visit from the general manager.’
- ‘Joyce voices her variation of the line uttered since Roman children sold box seats in the coliseum to raise money for new school togas.’
- ‘First-row box seats could be had for a mere $1, 500.’
- ‘He looked at me in a guilty sort of way, and Diaz and Enrico were to my left and right, enjoying their box seat for the show.’
- ‘Along the sides, a line of box seats extended onto the platform itself.’
- ‘I hadn't merited this much attention since I'd had the nerve to drink Budweiser in my box seat at the Hollywood Bowl.’
- ‘The two octagonal platforms - one open, the other covered - are Connected by a slender bridge and stair to form an elegant box seat for a particularly operatic water view.’
- ‘I had been up in Bert's favorite seat, the box seat closest to the stage the right of the stage, watching your angelic self read silently.’
- ‘Ignorance is good enough for some, as long as they can observe the carnage from a box seat on the moral high ground.’
- ‘Many of the approximately 300 box seats are nearly all sold.’
- ‘As in the Chicago Auditorium, two tiers of box seats with arched fronts lined the sides of the auditorium above the lower orchestra.’
- ‘Low crystal chandeliers hang down just below the box seats of the balcony; currently, they block the view of the stage for many of the guests on the upper level, an imposition that will be rectified by the time the performance starts.’
- ‘Luxury-box deductions were restricted to half the cost of a top box seat plus reasonable food and beverage expenses.’
- ‘Every home game he maneuvers his classic Volkswagen bug down to the ballgame, finds his mid-mob box seat, and enjoys imagining himself in the game.’
- ‘With a final smile, I passed him the beverage and watched him walk towards the stairs to his box seats high above the fans.’
- ‘They should head back to Scotland and take their executive box seats at the Edinburgh International Military Tattoo, which they are now sponsoring.’
- ‘Word of mouth, from box seats to bleachers, from generation to generation, will suffice.’
- ‘If you haven't got a ticket for the match you an enjoy directors' box seats and your pre-match three course carvery for £75 for adults and £50 for juniors.’
2historical A coachman's seat.
- ‘Jonathan had caught the edge of the wagon box, but as he pulled on it, trying to climb back up onto the box seat, the wagon began to tip.’
- ‘Her disheveled head appeared, and with the wagon shaking precariously, she managed to climb out onto the box seat.’
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