reception-room love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A room for the reception of visitors.


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  • Doctor Emory continued to talk, and tried a fresh cigar, and, despite the fact that his reception-room was overflowing, delivered, not merely a long, but a live and interesting, dissertation on the subject of cigars and of the tobacco leaf and filler as grown and prepared for cigars in the tobacco-favoured regions of the earth.


  • For which reason, one morning at eleven, taking Kwaque along, he called at Walter Merritt Emory's office and waited his turn in the crowded reception-room.


  • -- "Miss Judson, please tell those people in the reception-room to be patient."


  • He made a deep bow, and went through the reception-room into the hall.

    Dear Carl

  • He entered a sort of reception-room, but a door beyond stood open, and the newspaper man went confidently forward.

    Dear Carl

  • Paula Wendell was waiting for them in the reception-room of the studio with which she was connected.

    Dear Carl

  • At that moment the door leading from the reception-room into the hallway opened, and an odd little group came in.

    Dear Carl

  • Edmonds omits the word twice; Garnett once; while Briggs removes the repetition altogether by omitting the noun twice and using two rather different words ( "reception-room" and "waiting-room") on the other occasions.

    Tolstoy's Real Hero

  • She took us into the reception-room, when water and scented soap were brought in carved brass ewers and basins, incense was waved before us, and we were sprinkled with rose-water, whilst an embroidered gold canopy was held over our heads to concentrate the perfume.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • His dwelling was a big mud house, with a large reception-room, where we found a big fire.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton


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