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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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During the daytime of the 11th of December I was busy reading in the large drawing-room.
and why in this solemn drawing-room when the study is so comfortable?
Passes into the drawing-room and begins to light the candles.
She opened the door of the drawing-room, and stood back for him to pass in, entering herself behind him.
Beaufort was receiving on the threshold of the crimson drawing-room.
Carey, knowing by what train they were coming, waited in the drawing-room and listened for the click of the gate.
Hilbery was immediately sensitive to any silence in the drawing-room, as of a dumb note in a sonorous scale, and leaning across the table she observed, in the curiously tentative detached manner which always gave her phrases the likeness of butterflies flaunting from one sunny spot to another, "D'you know, Mr.
She then turned to give her orders to the footman, who had been standing bolt upright within the door for the last half minute, and had heard the latter part of her animadversions; and, of course, made his own reflections upon them, notwithstanding the inflexible, wooden countenance he thought proper to preserve in the drawing-room.
Immediately on the servant's departure, the silence in the picture-gallery was broken by voices penetrating into it from the drawing-room.
The writer proved to be no less a person than the widow lady who occupied the room on the other side of the drawing-room, which her ladyship had vainly hoped to secure for Agnes.
Followed by the boy and Toto--the dog with a new green ribbon around his neck--she hastened down to the splendid drawing-room of the palace, where, seated upon an exquisite throne of carved malachite and nestled amongst its green satin cushions was the lovely Princess Ozma, waiting eagerly to welcome her friend.
Geoffrey established himself in the back-room, over the drawing-room.