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common room

a room or lounge for informal use by all.
Origin of common room
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In truth the room in which he found himself was worthy of inspection, for it was no common room, either in aspect or furnishing.

    The Long Night Stanley Weyman
  • There was absolutely no common room in the house except the hall-kitchen.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • You lost a letter when that scrimmage took place between you and Stan in the common room.

    The Hero of Garside School J. Harwood Panting
  • They mounted the three steps and entered the common room of the inn.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • Had anyone described to me the conversation of that common room, I should have dismissed his account as a cruel parody.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • There are no toilet-rooms for the teachers, and there is no common room.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • She ran quickly downstairs to the common room, where her visitor was waiting for her.

  • He set the body in it, and went into the common room with the lamp.

  • I was sent for suddenly a few minutes ago; I went to the common room, where I found our master, and two or three of the fellows.

  • Mistress and maid alike must keep their clothes in this common room.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for common room

common room

(mainly Brit) a sitting room in schools, colleges, etc, for the relaxation of students or staff
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