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a·part·ment

 (ə-pärt′mənt)
n.
1. A room or suite of rooms designed as a residence and generally located in a building occupied by more than one household.
2. An apartment building: a row of high-rise apartments.
3. A room.
4. apartments Chiefly British A suite of rooms within a larger building set aside for a particular purpose or person.

[French appartement, from Italian appartamento, from appartare, to separate, from a parte, apart : a, to (from Latin ad; see ad-) + parte, side (from Latin pars, part-; see part).]

apartments

(əˈpɑːtmənts)
pl n
a suite of rooms in a grand residence such as a palace distinguished from any public rooms and designated for the use of a particular person or group
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The apartments were so irregularly disposed that the vision embraced but little more than one at a time.
I wish for monsieur to give up one or two of the apartments he occupies, which would diminish his expenses and ease my conscience.
Take her to my apartments," and he motioned to an officer at his side
But we have seen apartments in the tenure of Americans of moderns [possibly "modest" or "moderate"] means, which, in negative merit at least, might vie with any of the or-molu'd cabinets of our friends across the water.
But suites of apartments did not spring up with her wishes.
It was noon, and Monte Cristo had set apart one hour to be passed in the apartments of Haidee, as though his oppressed spirit could not all at once admit the feeling of pure and unmixed joy, but required a gradual succession of calm and gentle emotions to prepare his mind to receive full and perfect happiness, in the same manner as ordinary natures demand to be inured by degrees to the reception of strong or violent sensations.
The walls of the corridor consisted of a series of open archways through which, upon either side, other spacious apartments were visible.
The paper curtains dropped behind our travellers in every window, shutting from the air even the firelight of the cheerful apartments, and when the horses of her father turned with a rapid whirl into the open gate of the mansion-house, and nothing stood before her but the cold dreary stone walls of the building, as she approached them through an avenue of young and leafless poplars, Elizabeth felt as if all the loveliness of the mountain-view had vanished like the fancies of a dream.
Mr Richard Swiveller's apartments were in the neighbourhood of Drury Lane, and in addition to this convenience of situation had the advantage of being over a tobacconist's shop, so that he was enabled to procure a refreshing sneeze at any time by merely stepping out upon the staircase, and was saved the trouble and expense of maintaining a snuff-box.
He had been given one of the handsomest apartments in the most magnificent palace in the world, and you can not wonder that his good fortune astonished and awed him until he grew used to his surroundings.
Adjoining my sleeping apartment were baths, dressing rooms, and other sleeping and living apartments, in all some ten rooms on this floor.
The passageway had risen rapidly since leaving the apartment of the switch, and now ran level and well lighted straight into the distance as far as I could see.