anteroom


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anteroom

a room giving entrance to a larger room, often used as a waiting room

anteroom

A room adjacent to a larger, more important one; frequently used as a waiting area.
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Xanila explained that this was one of the anterooms off the main throneroom in which the king was accustomed to hold court with his entire retinue.
There is a person in the anteroom, sir," he said, "whom I think that you ought to see.
As a matter of fact," General Brice continued, glancing at the clock on his desk, "Granet is in my anteroom at the present moment, I expect.
And he rushed towards his anteroom, without any longer heeding Rosa, whom he left in his cabinet.
Scarcely had he reached his anteroom when he cried out aloud on seeing his staircase invaded, up to the very landing-place, by the multitude, which was accompanying, or rather following, a young man, simply clad in a violet-coloured velvet, embroidered with silver; who, with a certain aristocratic slowness, ascended the white stone steps of the house.
There was a glass over the mantel-piece in the anteroom.
He raised the curtains leading into a small anteroom, and turned up the electric light.
In a small anteroom, copies of the sketchbook pages were displayed along with a single painting.
In other words, one son, the regretted Pierre, sensitive to the rules of coexistence with Muslims, as was his namesake Pierre Gemayel; and the other son, Sami, who seems impatient with those rules, like his uncle Bashir, his priority above all being the Christians, their unity and power, who has allocated only an anteroom for Muslims in his impetuous reflections.
The BSL-3 facility is located in the Medical Sciences Building occupying 725 square feet and has four rooms (3 modules, accessed through the 'common room') used for biohazardous work, plus an anteroom.
The town elected three selectmen annually before 1987, and they sat at a long table to the back side of the little anteroom.
The victims were marched into an anteroom and locked in.

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