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A person on duty at the entrance to a building.
doorman, door attendant, commissionaire, gatekeeperView synonyms
- ‘In a crowded chamber, with more than 400 MPs in their place, the head doorkeeper burst in pointing up to the two men in the gallery above.’
- ‘The doorkeeper, unable to refuse such a firm yet polite man, consented at last, giving us his final warning.’
- ‘The president made it very clear he would set and direct that budget authority, and that he was the doorkeeper of intelligence.’
- ‘‘Hey, you can't come in here,‘the doorkeeper growled, stepping in front of him and blocking his way.’
- ‘I have to run downstairs because I'm the doorkeeper.’
- ‘He suggested that the ‘men in tights’, the doorkeepers in 18th century outfits who currently guard the entrances to the Commons were no match for the aggressive young men who staged the protest.’
- ‘These were a doorkeeper, four seated scribes with their document boxes, an overseer and his assistant, and three laborers.’
- ‘The doorkeeper won't let you in if he doesn't like your face.’
- ‘He is an expert doorkeeper, opening and closing by his will.’
- ‘Except the pawnbroker's, the distiller's, and the undertaker's, the houses are literally ruins; but these doorkeepers to Famine, Disease, and Death, living by the calamities of others, are in a flourishing state.’
- ‘He is alleged to have blocked the path of a doorkeeper and unfurled a banner as the protest took place.’
- ‘From 1976 to 1983, he was the assistant doorkeeper in the House.’
- ‘Darwin stood for me like a mighty doorkeeper at the entrance to the temple of the universe.’
- ‘She immediately ordered suspension of the sitting as doorkeepers tried to wrestle the men to the ground.’
- ‘After a while a friendly doorkeeper appeared and apologised for the malfunction of the automatic door.’
- ‘Five of the men managed to get past uniformed doorkeepers and into the chamber, with three others intercepted as they tried to join them.’
- ‘The runner knocked and announced her to the doorkeeper.’
- ‘The doorkeeper was not going to let the fans into the room as they were not 18.’
- ‘The doorkeeper prevents nonparticipants, such as news journalists, from entering the session.’
- ‘He said he is going to be the doorkeeper of intelligence.’
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