One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A door at the side of a building.
- ‘With yawning rear doors and a sliding side door, loading up is made very easy.’
- ‘As darkness falls I slip through the side door of the bar and scan the room for a suitable place to sit.’
- ‘She alerted police before seeing the youth try to open a side door when holding what she thought was a long, shiny screwdriver.’
- ‘Lecate nodded and they crept through the door into the outer courtyard and through a side door into the palace.’
- ‘I remember the side door at the club, which couldn't be blocked off for safety reasons.’
- ‘This room has wooden floors and a side door leading to the garden.’
- ‘I sprint into the kitchen and hammer on the window, waving and gesticulating towards the side door.’
- ‘Not only that, but the reason the porter never saw Michael leaving, is because he used the side door of the hotel.’
- ‘Wishart offered to pay the reporter cash and arranged to meet him at the side door of his restaurant.’
- ‘We enter the building using a side door and scurry along the corridors.’
- ‘He side-stepped over to the side of the building, making his way to a side door.’
- ‘The front entrance has a flight of steps that are too steep to ramp and the side door leads on to the busy Kingsbury Street.’
- ‘Megan and we bridesmaids were ushered into the side door of the building to prevent her from being seen.’
- ‘Two of the intruders who had gone out of the front door re-entered and went out of the side door attempting to get out by way of a locked gate.’
- ‘There was a front door and a side door, and John rarely used the front one.’
- ‘I watched discreetly as a side door opened and one of his daughters emerged and strolled elegantly off to college with a bag of books at her side.’
- ‘My friend John is a church organist, and was disturbed by a knocking on the side door to the church.’
- ‘Firefighters had to force an entry through a side door of the semi-detached house in Chorley Old Road, Johnson Fold.’
- ‘Before he entered the side door of the house there was a brief scuffle with a freelance photographer who attempted to take his picture.’
- ‘They dashed through a side door and up a flight of stairs before hammering on the doors and making as much noise as possible.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.