Usage examples for commodious

  1. As soon as he saw the commodious situation of the place, it being a long neck of land, stretching like an isthmus between large lagoons and shallow waters on one side, and the sea on the other, the latter at the end of it making a spacious harbor, he said, Homer, besides his other excellences, was a very good architect, and ordered the plan of a city to be drawn out answerable to the place. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. The new building was more commodious. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  3. The fort, or burge, is however strong and commodious, and has quarters for the accommodation of five hundred troops. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  4. Having consulted it in the course of a conversation with a friend, he remarked, as he was about to return it to his pocket, " What a commodious book this is." – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  5. " I wonder Mrs. Harrington does not select more comfortable chairs for her room," he muttered, looking around uneasily for something more commodious to rest in. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  6. The bank had been a stately old home before business seized upon it, tore out its whole lower floors, and converted it into a strong and commodious bank. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  7. In a mood unfit for companionship, he took his way to the apartments usually reserved for him, when a gentleman met him by the way, and apprised him, with great respect, that the Lord Scales and Rivers had already appropriated those apartments to the principal waiting- lady of his countess,- but that other chambers, if less commodious and spacious, were at his command. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. The harbour is a busy place, and is now a good and commodious one, formed by a pier which it has taken months to build from the rocks of Tekke Burnu. – The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" by George Davidson
  9. The cessation of the rain, and the quick movement of the vehicle, enabled me to do this in a tolerably commodious manner. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  10. We had great hopes that this bay would furnish us with a safe and commodious harbour, as we saw, to the north- east, several fine streams of water, and the whole had the appearance of being well sheltered. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  11. A town for its building so curious, for its situation so commodious, for its privileges so advantageous- I mean with reference to its original- that I may say of it, as was said before of the continent in which it is placed, There is not its equal under the whole heaven. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  12. Two years later the business had so increased as to make a removal to more commodious quarters an absolute necessity. – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  13. This commodious and delightful mansion is being prepared for a house- party. – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr
  14. His cage was a fine, large, commodious place, well lined with tiers, and furnished with every convenience that he could have desired in a habitation, not excepting a big wheel, which is by general consent esteemed a great luxury for a squirrel. – Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match by Francis C. Woodworth
  15. Having been directed to the " Leather Bottle," " a clean and commodious village ale- house," the three travellers entered, and at once inquired for a gentleman of the name of Tupman. – The Inns and Taverns of "Pickwick" With Some Observations on their Other Associations by B.W. Matz
  16. He and his people have lately moved into the new hall, a most commodious building, and right well do they fill it. – The Religious Life of London by J. Ewing Ritchie
  17. Their log dwellings were strong and commodious, their agriculture was very considerable, their name stood high in war and policy, and they were regarded with deference by all the adjacent Indians. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  18. And if Picture, by the Industry of the Painter, be thus commodious and meruailous: what shall be thought of Zographie, the Scholemaster of Picture, and chief gouernor? – The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara by John Dee
  19. Oliver gave the bell a good ring, told the man to take his horse, and sauntered into the commodious parlour of the Squire as if it had been the public room in some well- supplied hotel. – Oliver Goldsmith by E. S. Lang Buckland