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Drawing room

A large formal space for entertaining.

drawing room

A formal reception room, usually in a prominent location of a large home, mansion, or manor house.
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The chambermaid returned, completed her work, locked the door of the dressing-room on the inner side, locked the principal entrance-door on leaving the room, and returned the key to Agnes in the drawing-room.
Thanks to that lady's kindness,' she said, 'Marian and I are only on the other side of the drawing-room.
His friend was too intently occupied with the decorations of the drawing-room to notice the look.
Hardyman seized on the first excuse that he could devise for keeping Isabel to himself--that is to say, for keeping her in the drawing-room.
The ladies only reached the small drawing-room at ten minutes to ten.
The small drawing-room was pleasantly filled, and no more.
I have chosen the drawing-room, sir, as our place of meeting, in order to avoid the disagreeable impressions and influences of a banker's study.
There one may learn, for instance, what, out of regard to your nervous susceptibility, I will inform you of in the drawing-room, namely, that the credit of a banker is his physical and moral life; that credit sustains him as breath animates the body; and M.
The next moment I heard footsteps--a man's footsteps--approaching the drawing-room floor.
She opened the door of the drawing-room, and stood back for him to pass in, entering herself behind him.
Afterwards, when they had sat for a little on the stiff green velvet chairs of the drawing-room, Fraulein Anna asked Philip if he would like to go for a walk with them.
If I didn't sit with her in the drawing-room while Sir Thomas is taking his wine,' said she, 'she would never forgive me; and then, if I leave the room the instant he comes--as I have done once or twice--it is an unpardonable offence against her dear Thomas.