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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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Rojava is governed like a 1980s Berkeley dorm discussion whose participants have acquired automatic weapons. Graeme Wood, WSJ, "‘Long Shot’ Review: Triggering a Revolution," 18 Feb. 2019 Liz Wertz, aka Twitter user @LizWertz4, recently tweeted a video of her epic Suite Life dorm floor theme at Missouri State University. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "College RA Turns Dorm Floor into a "Suite Life" Paradise to Honor Dylan and Cole Sprouse," 17 Jan. 2019 Thanks to Harryman’s efforts to build partnerships with the Greater Albany Rotary Club and the Albany Public Schools Foundation, the three have all their dorm necessities covered. Jennifer Moody, The Seattle Times, "Fund helps college students pay for non-tuition essentials," 27 Oct. 2018 For those heading back to school, that means an easy way to transport your stuff back and forth from the communal dorm bathroom. Maria Cassano, Allure, "The 15 Best Shower Organizers You Can Get Online Right Now," 5 Aug. 2018 Temple freshman Richard Dalcourt died after falling from a sixth-floor dorm last October, and Drexel student Stevens Glemaud’s death was ruled a suicide after his body was found in the Schuylkill in 2012. Aneri Pattani,, "College students train to help peers at risk for suicide, depression and more," 10 July 2018 According to Gen Fujioka, policy director for the Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC), SRO rents ballooned 90 percent from 2013 to 2017 in part because of owners converting units into dorms for tech workers. NBC News, "San Francisco's housing crisis puts pressure on historic Asian enclaves," 10 July 2018 Cut to Offred pumping breast milk into mostly empty bottles in the gray, sterile light of a empty Red Center dorm hall under the supervision of several Aunts. Rena Gross, Billboard, "'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2, Episode 12 Recap: 15 Reactions to 'Postpartum'," 4 July 2018 On the night that Justin goes missing there was even more videotape evidence from Cooper Jackson's dorm. CBS News, "Catfishing relationship between strangers leads to the murder of an innocent Marine," 19 June 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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