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open doors

To create an opportunity for employment or advancement in one's career. Not all of us have a rich father who can open doors at companies around the world—some of us had to work to get where we are.
See also: door, open
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Through the open door curious eyes stared in at Maggie.
The thing for you to do is to forget all this, and skin out with your fellow, an' have a good time." In the open door, his hand on the knob to close it after him, he halted a second time.
First, from the bedroom came Pollyanna's terrified "Aunt Polly Aunt Polly!" Then Miss Polly, seeing the open door and realizing that her words had been heard, gave a low little moan and--for the first time in her life--fainted dead away.
The nurse, with a choking "She heard!" stumbled toward the open door. The two doctors stayed with Miss Polly.
Lord John ran the motor to the curb, and in an instant we had rushed through the open door of the house and up the staircase to the second-floor front room from which the signal proceeded.
Getting out of the car and leaving it by the curb, we walked with some difficulty along the crowded pavement of King William Street and entered the open door of a large insurance office.
Hussey hurried towards an open door leading to the kitchen, and bawling out clam for two, disappeared.
The fresh air that had come in through the open door made it easier to breathe, but the rushing sound overhead grew louder, and as I looked upward through the bars of my empty rack I saw a red light flickering on the wall.
AS I drew near the house I saw that the light shone from the open door of my room; and then I heard coming from out of the darkness at the side of that orange oblong of light, the voice of Montgomery shouting, "Prendick!" I continued running.
Of how I had stood by the open door listening to his sweet breathing, had stood so long that I forgot his name and called him Timothy.
I stood rooted to the spot, with my face turned toward the moonlight streaming in at the open door.
During the Open Doors Day, it is planned to hold meetings of the command of military units with parents, during which all issues they are interested in will be discussed.
Established 17 years ago, the Open Doors Hub Program is Locarno Film Festival's industry sidebar.
Apelado, former president of Union Theological Seminary, preached about "closing the doors of yesterday in order to move on courageously, creatively, confidently to the open door of the future." The text for his sermon was from a reading in the book of Revelation.