The number went on for nearly four minutes, and the tension in the room grew with each passing line.
Is there room in the legislative agenda for Employee Free-Choice Act, which would make it easier for workers to form unions?
The room fell silent,” he said, “and there was a moment of deep grief recognizing what that meant.
The room felt light and ethereal, with bright lights reflecting off of the floor and white curtained walls.
From a window in a room on the ground floor, we gazed out at the courtyard to Block 11, standing on a table in the room.
I fought against it, fought to remain in that room and go on reading.
The music flooded the hall and the room, so that the talk died low.
When he awoke, he found that the room was in darkness; it must have been night for several hours.
Uncle Peter stood in a flood of light at the door of his room.
Hugh strode about the room in obvious perturbation, his eyes bent on the ground.
Old English rum "space" (extent or time); "scope, opportunity," from Proto-Germanic *ruman (cf. Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic rum, German Raum "space," Dutch ruim "hold of a ship, nave"), nouns formed from Germanic adjective *ruma- "roomy, spacious," from PIE root *reue- "to open; space" (cf. Avestan ravah- "space," Latin rus "open country," Old Irish roi, roe "plain field," Old Church Slavonic ravinu "level," Russian raviina "a plain," Polish rum "space"). Old English also had a frequent adjective rum "roomy, wide, long, spacious."
Original sense preserved in make room "clear space for oneself" (late 14c.); meaning "chamber, cabin" first recorded early 14c. as a nautical term, and first applied mid-15c. to chambers within houses. The Old English word for this was cofa, ancestor of cove. Room-service is attested from 1913; room-temperature from 1879. Roomth "sufficient space" (1530s) now is obsolete.
"to occupy rooms" (especially with another) as a lodger," 1828, from room (n.). Related: Roomed; rooming. Rooming-house is from 1889. In Old English (rumian) and Middle English the verb meant "become clear of obstacles; make clear of, evict."
[1888+; origin obscure]