down the stairs

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Adv.1.down the stairs - on a floor belowdown the stairs - on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs"
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The report from the revolver made a deafening noise; but the man continued his flight down the stairs. I ran behind him, shouting: "Stop!--stop!
Without making any remarks, the old man pointed significantly down the stairs. His resolution was evidently immovable.
Come back now, that's a darlint, and I'll give ye yur flipper." But aff she wint down the stairs like a shot, and thin I turned round to the little Frinch furrenner.
Lady Montbarry, accompanying Henry down the stairs, said, 'Yes, decidedly!
He dashed down the stairs to her, in spite of the governess's call, and with desperate joy shrieked: "Mother!
I heard it go down the stairs, hurriedly, I thought, as if itself in sudden fear.
Mr Swiveller, without being quite so hot upon the matter, was rather shamed by his friend's excitement, and not a little puzzled how to act (Kit being quite cool and good-humoured), when the single gentleman was heard to call violently down the stairs.
Jarndyce's door, Charley, and say you have come from me--'for the letter.'" Charley went up the stairs, and down the stairs, and along the passages--the zig- zag way about the old-fashioned house seemed very long in my listening ears that night--and so came back, along the passages, and down the stairs, and up the stairs, and brought the letter.
But to be stopped on the stairs, to be forced to listen to her trivial, irrelevant gossip, to pestering demands for payment, threats and complaints, and to rack his brains for excuses, to prevaricate, to lie--no, rather than that, he would creep down the stairs like a cat and slip out unseen.
Cavendish was coming down the stairs. It may have been my fancy, but she, too, was looking odd and disturbed.
Mrs Brooks, thinking that the speaker was coming to rush out of the door, hastily retreated down the stairs.
The gentlemen of the Emperor's suite ran down the stairs and went to their horses.