loophole

Part of speech: noun

A narrow opening for small arms; a means of escape, or place of observation.

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Usage examples "loophole":

  1. But girls of her type have more than one loophole in such an emergency. - "Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School", Margaret Penrose.
  2. To have admitted to herself a concern for the creatures in whose behalf she devoted her energies would have been to open a door in the tiny fortress, or at least to create a loophole out of which she might look with sympathy upon the confusions and torments of her fellows. - "Gargoyles", Ben Hecht.
  3. Sandy seized the loophole through which to escape with his honour. - "The Untamed", Max Brand.