dorm

noun
\ ˈdȯrm How to pronounce dorm (audio) \

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We all lived in the same dorm during our sophomore year.

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Who is going to pay the tuition and fill the dorms? James Atlas, Town & Country, "Is a College Education Even Worth It Anymore?," 10 July 2018 Drawn by the feasts of horse oats and refuse, rats often pass unimpeded from the barns through holes visible in the sides of the cinder-block dorms and small clapboard shacks where the workers live, according to workers who reside there. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "Rare Hantavirus May Have Caused Belmont Racetrack Worker’s Death," 22 June 2018 Elsewhere, students at Tennessee State University have staged demonstrations over the condition of the school’s dorms and their limited capacity. Maya Rhodan, Time, "A New Era of Protest Is Energizing Historically Black Colleges and Universities. But There Are Challenges," 22 May 2018 Richter said she's grown close with Arreaza since moving into the dorm. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "'I felt the love': Indiana University students raise thousands to help cashier's daughter," 26 Apr. 2018 Sticky tack and tape has no place outside the chilly cinderblock hell of dorms. Beca Grimm, GQ, "15 Things You Must Own Before You Invite a Woman Over," 29 Mar. 2018 Her boyfriend — who had a key to the school's gate — drove us back to the dorm. Benjamin Oreskes, latimes.com, "Essential California: How Trump is sparking a fight in the desert," 16 Mar. 2018 The Post described the dorm as a 100-square-foot single. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "She won’t leave her dorm room — even though she dropped out years ago, college says | Miami Herald," 1 Mar. 2018 When a goshiwon caught fire last year in Seoul, the dorm-like facility didn't even sprinklers because current safety standards are not applied retroactively to older structures. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Samsung's 'Firevase' Is a Smashing Fire Extinguisher," 28 Mar. 2019

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\ ˈdȯrm How to pronounce dorm (audio) \

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