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Usage examples for egress

  1. The fire which had practically burnt itself out north of Telegraph Hill was revived by the wind and bursting into a blaze crept toward the East, threatening the destruction of the entire water front, including the Union ferry depot, the only means of egress from the devastated city. – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  2. Tradition also says that the place was built, for the same reason, with two modes of egress that the good men in the pulpit might have an additional chance of safety. – The Religious Life of London by J. Ewing Ritchie
  3. One glance they threw towards the young matron at the opposite end of the piazza, and then it seemed as though Mrs. Frazier promptly precipitated herself into the doorway again, as though to block it against Barclay's possible egress – A Trooper Galahad by Charles King
  4. For the first half of the distance they had, they believed, followed the track marked on the map, but they then found themselves at the head of a deep valley from which they could discover no egress and it was therefore clear that they must have misunderstood the marks and have taken a wrong turning somewhere. – The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest by G. A. Henty
  5. However, he began digging above the point of egress in the resistant blue clay, and late that afternoon was down to bedrock again. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  6. Joyce, in her perplexity, dared to place her back against it, preventing his egress – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  7. So far as Renwick could see, the ruined part of Schloss Szolnok was isolated, with no mode of egress from the habitable part. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  8. The Colonel closed the door after her, and stood for a moment with his back against it, for Wrayson had shown signs of a desire to follow the woman whose egress he had just permitted. –  by
  9. She turned to the left and found her egress stopped- to the right- yes, there was a door. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  10. Not the slightest care had been taken to provide for the subsistence of so many unfortunate people, either while in the place they were to embark from, or while on the road to reach it; by night they were shut up, with nothing to eat, in barns, or in the dry ditches of the towns they stopped in, all means of egress being forbidden them. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 13 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  11. Round the houses, watch and ward were constantly kept to prevent egress – Old Church Lore by William Andrews
  12. I went to the egress and asked the sentinel how many hundreds had passed out? – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  13. Convinced that the apartment was deserted, and discovering no different means of egress I crossed the room on tiptoe, and peered cautiously out into the hall. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  14. Like Dick Swiveller, who shut for himself, one by one, every avenue of egress from his home, by means of unpaid- for purchases in neighboring streets, D'Orsay discovered that it was no longer safe to leave the house. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  15. The Carthaginian general, foreseeing his fate, endeavoured to make his escape by one of seven secret passages leading from his house; but his enemies had found them out, and were therefore certain of finding him at home; for they had taken care to bar his egress – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  16. But Tharon stopped the reluctant egress – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  17. Karl saw it coming and flew to open the outer door for its better egress – A Versailles Christmas-Tide by Mary Stuart Boyd
  18. He was killed a few moments later when the Indians, not knowing of the egress into the garden and believing that all the Spaniards were inside the burning building, came round to the other side of the Storehouse. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  19. Then she fled with him to the door and pushed him outside, bolted it and then placed herself in front of it, as though to bar her husband's egress – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  20. No oil well, gas well or test well shall be drilled nearer than three hundred feet to any opening to a mine used as a means of ingress or egress for persons employed therein, nor nearer than one hundred feet to any building or inflammable structure connected therewith, and actually used as a part of the operating equipment of said mine. – Mining Laws of Ohio, 1921 by Anonymous

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