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2017 Word of the Year

death chamber

noun
1.
a room in which a person is dying or has died.
2.
a place, as in a prison, in which executions take place.
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Examples from the Web for death chamber
Contemporary Examples
  • In the death chamber, prison wardens strapped him to the gurney and administered the drugs as he repeated a Buddhist mantra.

    A Death Serum Mystery Ben Crair October 14, 2010
Historical Examples
  • The room was quiet with the horrible quiet of a death chamber.

  • She had crept into the death chamber and sat by the bier for three hours.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • He did not ask any questions, and I let him go into the death chamber unprepared.

    The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • We traverse the passage, up to the very door of the death chamber.

    Within Prison Walls Thomas Mott Osborne
  • The group gathered in the death chamber was more silent than before.

    An Isle in the Water Katharine Tynan
  • He nodded acquiescence, and the servant led the way to the death chamber.

    A Life's Secret Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Gunther was not afraid, and went with her into the death chamber.

  • "Dear," said Laura, entering softly as she might have entered a death chamber.

    The Wheel of Life

    Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
  • They entered with a vague feeling of gloom, as if about to step into a death chamber.

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