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Adverb

above-stairs (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
above-stairs

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. On any floor above the ground level, especially, one which is reached by means of a staircase.

Quotations

  • 1749: Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
    The physician now arrived, and began to inquire of the two disputants, how we all did above-stairs? "In a miserable way," answered Thwackum.
  • 1877: Henry James, The American
    She took him to a room above-stairs, and introduced him to a bed on which a magnified bolster, in yellow calico, figured as a counterpane.
  • 1901: M. P. Shiel, The Lord of the Sea
    He was found above-stairs in an empty room, searching the floor for something.

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