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great room

noun
1.
a large, open room in a house, especially a living room that doubles as a family room or dining room.
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  • The great room was for the mean time given over to the Frankses.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • It was a great room, but the roof came down to the floor nearly all round.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • The others sat or stood about the great room, staring at me in silence.

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • Their great room, where the Pathway to the Light begins, was deserted.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • In the great room out there are windows of quartz high in the ceiling.

    The Finding of Haldgren Charles Willard Diffin
  • A puff of the morning breeze entered the great room, faint and chill.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • Cassy forgot that he was young, that she was, that in the great room in the great house they were alone.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • It was a great room, with large recesses, and therefore irregular in form.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • The council-hall is, as it ought to be, a great room built of trunks of trees.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
  • We went upstairs to the great room, to find it empty of workers.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan

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