A person on duty at the entrance to a building.
- Darwin stood for me like a mighty doorkeeper at the entrance to the temple of the universe.
- He suggested that the ‘men in tights’, the doorkeepers in 18th century outfits who currently guard the entrances to the Commons were no match for the aggressive young men who staged the protest.
- Except the pawnbroker's, the distiller's, and the undertaker's, the houses are literally ruins; but these doorkeepers to Famine, Disease, and Death, living by the calamities of others, are in a flourishing state.
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