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throne room

a chamber, usually containing a throne, used by a sovereign for audiences.
the location of actual power or authority, as in a particular government or business organization.
Origin of throne room
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The attendant opened a door at the back of the throne-room and they were confronted by darkness.

    The Land of the Changing Sun William N. Harben
  • The throne-room was lined with ebony, carved in a marvellous way.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • Chamberlains now request the guests to range themselves along the walls of the throne-room.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • It was dry now, for Tupac had done that which I had bidden him in the throne-room.

    The Romance of Golden Star ... George Chetwynd Griffith
  • "And then for her to turn from a throne-room to a dungeon," went on Triboulet, satirically, as he retreated.

    Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham
  • In the throne-room, Count Rubenfresser had just been announced.

    In Brief Authority F. Anstey
  • Then Sanguinetti entered the throne-room, leaving Pierre quite aghast at his quiet audacity.

  • They do not like me to leave the throne-room at certain times.

  • If you did not see him in the throne-room he must have gone to pay his respects to Donna Serafina and his Eminence.

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