commodiously


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com·mo·di·ous

 (kə-mō′dē-əs)
adj.
1. Spacious; roomy: "I told them that I wished to rent a furnished house not too near the town, commodious enough to allow for two separate suites of rooms" (Jean Rhys). See Synonyms at spacious.
2. Archaic Suitable; handy.

[Middle English, convenient, from Medieval Latin commodiōsus, from Latin commodus : com-, com- + modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

com·mo′di·ous·ly adv.
com·mo′di·ous·ness n.
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God willing, I will check this vain repining,' she said, while the tears coursed one another down her cheeks in spite of her efforts; but she wiped them away, and resolutely shaking back her head, continued, 'I will exert myself, and look out for a small house, commodiously situated in some populous but healthy district, where we will take a few young ladies to board and educate--if we can get them--and as many day pupils as will come, or as we can manage to instruct.
And finally, as it is not enough, before commencing to rebuild the house in which we live, that it be pulled down, and materials and builders provided, or that we engage in the work ourselves, according to a plan which we have beforehand carefully drawn out, but as it is likewise necessary that we be furnished with some other house in which we may live commodiously during the operations, so that I might not remain irresolute in my actions, while my reason compelled me to suspend my judgement, and that I might not be prevented from living thenceforward in the greatest possible felicity, I formed a provisory code of morals, composed of three or four maxims, with which I am desirous to make you acquainted.
This discourse had an effect on Sophia's countenance, which would not perhaps have escaped the observance of the sagacious waiting-woman, had she once looked her mistress in the face, all the time she was speaking: but as a looking-glass, which was most commodiously placed opposite to her, gave her an opportunity of surveying those features, in which, of all others, she took most delight; so she had not once removed her eyes from that amiable object during her whole speech.
- My other work having now stood still, because of my making these tools, when they were finished I went on, and working every day, as my strength and time allowed, I spent eighteen days entirely in widening and deepening my cave, that it might hold my goods commodiously.
This incident made a considerable impression on my mind, and contributed with other circumstances to indispose me to a permanent residence in the city of Vanity; although, of course, I was not simple enough to give up my original plan of gliding along easily and commodiously by railroad.
That is, he desires to not only live, but to live well and commodiously. (41) Therefore, Hobbes effectively transplants civilized man into a hypothetical context, which he calls nature, and in doing so inadvertently 'naturalizes' civilized man.
Joining them for a few weeks is Ryan's brother Mike (Dan Gill), a commodiously mustached hipster recovering from a breakup, and Skylar (Olivia Taylor Dudley), a young blonde woman in town for some sort of yoga retreat that allows her to abruptly disappear from the him for long stretches.