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withdrawing room

noun, Archaic.
a room to withdraw or retire to; drawing room.
Origin of withdrawing room
1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "That you will be pleased to come to her directly, in the withdrawing-room," answered Lilias.

    The Abbot Sir Walter Scott
  • She indicated the curtained archway that led into the withdrawing-room at the back.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • On these occasions it was William Henrys habit to quietly withdraw and seek Margaret in the withdrawing-room.

  • My mother is in the withdrawing-room, and desired me to say that she wishes to speak with you.

  • Woodward certainly found her in what was then termed the withdrawing-room.

  • When Sir Nicholas had finished supper, they all went upstairs to my lady's withdrawing-room on the first floor.

    By What Authority? Robert Hugh Benson
  • In the withdrawing-room he said a word or two of reassurance to her before the others were down.

    By What Authority? Robert Hugh Benson
  • The withdrawing-room, that into which they withdrew from the hall, had already appeared.

  • Mr. Hamilton was shut up with Mrs. Swanwick in the withdrawing-room, busy.

    The Red City S. Weir Mitchell
  • She nodded toward the withdrawing-room, where the three candidates were waiting; and Mrs. Delancy understood.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
British Dictionary definitions for withdrawing-room

withdrawing room

an archaic term for drawing room
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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