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box

an enclosure within a courtroom, e.g. witness box, where the witness sits, or the press box, where the press sit, or the jury box, where the jury sits.
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Knowing that something had happened, but not knowing precisely what, Vronsky felt a thrill of agonizing anxiety, and hoping to find out something, he went towards his brother's box. Purposely choosing the way round furthest from Anna's box, he jostled as he came out against the colonel of his old regiment talking to two acquaintances.
We need not linger over what is said in the above passage as to the use of the word "box" in the presence of the box.
I put my head up to the iron rails at the top of my box, and said, "How do you do?
Her black eyes looked at the crowd without seeking anyone, and her delicate arm, bare to above the elbow, lay on the velvet edge of the box, while, evidently unconsciously, she opened and closed her hand in time to the music, crumpling her program.
Without encountering any more remarkable adventure on the road, than meeting a lad in a brimless hat, the exact counterpart of his old one, on whom he bestowed half the sixpence he possessed, Kit arrived in course of time at the carrier's house, where, to the lasting honour of human nature, he found the box in safety.
"Surely," said Albert, as the door of a box on the first circle opened, "that must be the Countess G
The boy with the billiard ball said that he had never seen it in his life before, and hazarded the suggestion that it had got into his box through some mysterious and occultly evil agency.
"Here, Jacob," said David, in an insinuating tone, handing the box to him, "I'll give 'em all to you.
Perhaps many travellers have not been under greater difficulties and distress than I was at this juncture, expecting every moment to see my box dashed to pieces, or at least overset by the first violent blast, or rising wave.
de Ville of London, telling him to receive, if possible before sunrise so as to avoid customs, a box which would arrive at Galatz in the Czarina Catherine.
Bring the box back with you to the Baker Street rooms.
After some delay, a cart arrived at the wharf, with an oblong pine box, which was every thing that seemed to be expected.