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study hall

(in some schools) a room used solely or chiefly for studying.
a period of time in a school day, set aside for study and doing homework, usually under the supervision of a teacher and in a room designated for this purpose.
Origin of study hall
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They flew over to the study hall corridor and crowded around the board.

  • When Sally and Phyllis returned to the study hall, Janet was still at her desk.

    Phyllis Dorothy Whitehill
  • Once inside the school building, Jerry said good-bye to them and turned down the corridor toward the study hall.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • A subdued buzzing arose from different parts of the study hall.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • If she sends for you, go straight to the junior locker room from the study hall and wait there for me.

  • But the latter passed into the study hall before she could overtake her.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • She chose the noon recess, when Janet remained in the study hall to finish a composition she was writing.

    Phyllis Dorothy Whitehill
  • Miss Merton nodded her head and Mary went on out of the study hall.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • She had a vision of herself and Miss Merton keeping a lonely, all-night vigil in the study hall.

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