stair


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01. The young boy ran up the [stairs] with excitement.
02. The old woman was gasping for breath by the time she reached the top of the [stairs].
03. Climbing [stairs] burns about two and a half times more calories than swimming for the same amount of time.
04. Why are you taking the elevator to go up just one floor? I'm taking the [stairs].
05. I hopped out of bed around 9:00, and ran down the [stairs] to the breakfast table.
06. The old man slowly walked up the [stairs] to the house.
07. He broke his leg when he fell down the [stairs].
08. The woman stood at the foot of the [stairs] and called her children to supper.
09. He ran to the top of the [stairs] and knocked on the door.
10. I tripped on the top [stair] and fell all the way to the bottom.
11. The little girl bounded up the [stairs] two at a time, and banged on the door.
12. The building is completely inaccessible to people in wheelchairs, as there is no elevator, and the [stairs] are too steep.
13. A Kurdish proverb notes that [stairs] are climbed step by step.
14. Once a year, the CN Tower in Toronto lets people walk up the [stairs] to the top of the building.
15. A man named Jeff Adams went all the way up the 1,776 [stairs] to the top of the CN Tower in his wheelchair to illustrate the barriers facing people with disabilities.
16. Joe Girard once said that the elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the [stairs]... one step at a time.
17. Dottie Walters once noted that success is not a doorway, it's a [staircase].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
, / (of a flight of stairs)


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  • Stair — may refer to:;Places *Stair, Cumbria, England *Stair, East Ayrshire, Scotland;People * Sir Stair Agnew, (1831 ndash;1916), a Scottish public servant * James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount of Stair (1619 ndash;1695), Scottish lawyer and politician * John …   Wikipedia

  • Stair —    STAIR, a parish, in the district of Kyle, county of Ayr, 4½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Mauchline; containing 823 inhabitants. This place was erected into a parish in the year 1673, for the accommodation of the family of Dalrymple, of Stair, who… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Stair — (st[^a]r), n. [OE. steir, steyer, AS. st[=ae]ger, from st[imac]gan to ascend, rise. [root]164. See {Sty} to ascend.] 1. One step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; commonly applied to those within a building. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stair — W3S2 [steə US ster] n ↑banister, ↑stair, ↑step [: Old English; Origin: stAger] 1.) stairs [plural] a set of steps built for going from one level of a building to another →↑upstairs, downstairs ↑downstairs up/down the stairs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stair — [ ster ] noun *** 1. ) stairs plural a set of steps that allow you to go from one level of a building to another: They heard footsteps on the stairs. up/down the stairs: John raced down the stairs to answer the door. the top/head of the stairs:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stair — (n.) O.E. stæger flight of steps, also a single step, from P.Gmc. *staigri (Cf. O.N., O.Fris. stiga, M.Du. stighen, O.H.G. stigan, Ger. steigen, Goth. steigan to go up, ascend; O.E. stigan to climb, go; Ger. Steig path, O …   Etymology dictionary

  • stair — stair; back·stair; …   English syllables

  • Stair — (spr. Stähr), 1) James Dalrymple, Viscount von S., aus der alten Familie Dalrymple stammend, geb. 1619, wurde. unter Cromwell 1657 Richter beim schottischen Court of Session, erklärte sich nach Cromwells Tode für die Restauration Karls II., wurde …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Stair — (spr. ßtǟr), 1) John Dalrymple, erster Graf von, brit. Staatsmann, geb. 1648, gest. 18. Jan. 1707, schloß sich wie sein als Jurist berühmter, 1690 zum Viscount S. erhobener Vater James Dalrymple (gest. 1695) Wilhelm III. von Oranien an, wurde… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stair — (spr. stähr), schott. Viscount und Grafentitel in der Familie Dalrymple. – Sir John Dalrymple, 2. Viscount und 1. Graf von S., geb. 1648, 1672 Anwalt, 1691 Staatssekretär und bald darauf Geheimsiegelbewahrer in Schottland, 1703 Graf, förderte die …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stair — (Stähr), James Dalrymple, Viscount of, geb. 1619, engl. Staatsmann unter Karl II., flüchtete 1681, in die Verschwörung gegen die Stuarts verwickelt, nach Holland, kehrte 1688 mit Wilhelm von Oranien zurück, wurde Viscount, st. 1695; war auch… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon