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Into or within a building:‘they went indoors and explored the house’
- ‘He punches spy holes in the wooden shutters so when he is indoors he can look out whether he is sitting or standing.’
- ‘Because I am still off sick I feel duty bound to stay indoors all day and do nothing.’
- ‘Our house was freezing and my mother wore an overcoat and fur-lined boots indoors as well as out.’
- ‘What with water problems indoors and the horrid wet weather outdoors, it's been a shut-in day once more.’
- ‘Do you think you have been effective in getting the message out to stay indoors this time?’
- ‘He must now spend three weeks in a special isolation unit then five months indoors when he returns home to avoid risk of infection.’
- ‘That need is greater than ever in a society which likes to keep children indoors, under supervision.’
- ‘Never mind that if our building didn't crumble, we'd have to survive for weeks indoors.’
- ‘Seedlings too can been grown successfully in trays indoors and planted out at the end of March.’
- ‘With the colder weather she moved indoors and blatantly smoked in front of us.’
- ‘And suppose, being banged up indoors all day, they couldn't afford to pay the mortgage?’
- ‘Dry cows and in-calf heifers will suffer no loss from a couple of weeks indoors.’
- ‘For most of them, these games at Perth were their first-ever matches indoors.’
- ‘I have to say that baseball caps in general and men wearing hats indoors are two things that do irritate me.’
- ‘They raided his home after he told officers that he had many other weapons indoors.’
- ‘You should go and watch them if the snow isn't keeping you indoors.’
- ‘By staying indoors you are shutting out the elements that can help you lose weight.’
- ‘Finally, bring a good book and a good cook and attempt to stay indoors that week.’
- ‘Whenever I'm indoors I always wait at the corner of corridors and peep round.’
- ‘He then has to spend five months indoors to reduce the chances of infection.’
The area or space inside a building:‘the rain makes indoors feel so warm and safe’
- ‘Britain's biggest seaside resort is putting its faith in the great indoors to secure its future.’
- ‘They were being confined to the indoors, as Deirdre had been for almost two years.’
- ‘The point of pub sports is, of course, that they're played in the cosy indoors, with a pint of ale to hand.’
- ‘It was good to get out of the indoors for more than five minutes, and not need to wear wet weather gear.’
- ‘The howling sent numerous shivers down his spine but he carried on, eager to reach the warmth of the indoors.’
Late 18th century (superseding earlier within doors): from indoor.
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