\ ˈdȯrm How to pronounce dorm (audio) \

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Examples of dorm in a Sentence

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

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The juniors and seniors — all from Arizona — spent two weeks living in ASU dorms in downtown Phoenix and learning about existing and emerging ways to deliver news content to tech-savvy consumers. Elizabeth Montgomery, azcentral, "High school graduates of azcentral's media innovation camp explore gentrification in Garfield district," 4 July 2019 In Huntsville, scene locations included Space Camp dorms, Winer says. Matt Wake |,, "Secrets of the ’80s ‘SpaceCamp’ movie, revealed," 3 July 2019 The logistics of dorms when more and more women enrolled in college. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "Everything wrong with Congress — in one ballgame," 24 June 2019 Telles-Irvin pushed for major renovations to student dorms and led the effort to construct a new building with a view of Lake Michigan at the north end of the Evanston campus. Graydon Megan,, "Patricia Telles-Irvin, Northwestern student affairs VP, dies," 18 June 2019 Photo: Christopher Beauchamp for The Wall Street Journal The Gear and Cost A week at ESCAPE Camp costs $1,400, including dorm accommodations and meals. WSJ, "A Retiree Finds Fitness Nirvana at Sleep-Away Camp," 16 June 2019 Colleges are equipping dorms with smart speakers to disseminate campus information and answer common questions. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Alexa in the classroom? Amazon’s voice assistant leads kids’ story time," 14 June 2019 Whalen learned Kate reportedly had pictures of Will on her dorm walls! Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "The Most Surprising Things Jordan Whalen Learned Playing Prince William," 27 May 2019 The furnishings include a drop-leaf table that belonged to her grandmother, along with the bed and bookshelf from her daughter Jessica's former college dorm. Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star, "Exclusive: Indiana Republican Susan Brooks will not seek re-election to Congress," 6 Feb. 2019

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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