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A bell in a building which can be rung by visitors outside to signal their arrival.‘Charlotte rang the doorbell’
- ‘I slowly limped to the house, rang the doorbell like a shy visitor, and waited for mom to greet me.’
- ‘Say you are visiting a friend in Paris and you want to ring his doorbell.’
- ‘I go home and people are running in and out of the house and not even ringing the doorbell.’
- ‘But not everyone likes having their doorbell rung after dark, especially the elderly.’
- ‘The children ring our doorbells in the middle of the night.’
- ‘A couple of weeks ago the postman rang the doorbell early on a Saturday morning.’
- ‘Help with mailings, attend campaign events, and volunteer to go ring doorbells with the candidate.’
- ‘I ignore the doorbell when it rings because it's never a genuine visitor.’
- ‘The girl rang the doorbell of a nearby house and told the owner what had happened.’
- ‘I'm not a jumpy person, especially when doorbells ring.’
- ‘Both have been ringing more doorbells for several reasons.’
- ‘At about quarter to midnight the doorbell rang and more guests arrived.’
- ‘She goes from house to house, ringing doorbells and then running away.’
- ‘Unionists have volunteered to go out and ring doorbells to urge people to cancel their subscriptions.’
- ‘The dog is trained to alert them to doorbells, smoke alarms and phones.’
- ‘She has a sister who lives in Queens, but she has never had enough courage to ring the doorbell.’
- ‘The association also provides equipment and aids for use in daily living like television and stereo listening devices, smoke alarms and doorbells.’
- ‘A man rang the doorbell and said he was doing some work next door and would like a brew.’
- ‘I grinned at him and gave him a hug just as the doorbell rang signalling the arrival of my friends.’
- ‘He rang the doorbell three times and sat outside my house in his car for over an hour.’
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