lounge

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lounge

An informal sitting room, esp. in a hotel, theater, or institutional building.
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The deceitful strength which had buoyed Eva up for a little while was fast passing away; seldom and more seldom her light footstep was heard in the verandah, and oftener and oftener she was found reclined on a little lounge by the open window, her large, deep eyes fixed on the rising and falling waters of the lake.
My Lady lounges in a great chair in the chimney-corner, and Sir Leicester takes another great chair opposite.
on thoroughbred horses; lounges at the club; has to keep clear of crinoline vortices; gets its science done by Faraday, and its religion by the superior clergy who are to be met in the best houses,--how should it have time or need for belief and emphasis?
In the public walks and lounges of a town, people go to see and to be seen, and there the same expression, with little variety, is repeated a hundred times.
It was very pleasant there on the side porch, where there were chairs, a wicker lounge, and a small table.
As I lay on the lounge and my eyes grew accustomed to the darkness, I fancied I could see a long, dusky, shapeless thing stretched upon the floor.
Prince Hippolyte was lolling in a lounge chair with his legs over its arm.
The hotel was very full, and proved his wisdom in decreeing that no hotel can flourish without a lounge.
Lady Anselman stood in the centre of the lounge at the Ritz Hotel and with a delicately-poised forefinger counted her guests.
She sat down on her lounge beside Annushka, and looked about her in the twilight of the sleeping-carriage.
Afterwards he lit a cigarette and strolled for a moment into the lounge.
James Harthouse continued to lounge in the same place and attitude, smoking his cigar in his own easy way, and looking pleasantly at the whelp, as if he knew himself to be a kind of agreeable demon who had only to hover over him, and he must give up his whole soul if required.