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presence chamber

noun, Chiefly British.
the special room in which a great personage, as a sovereign, receives guests, holds audiences, etc.
Origin of presence chamber
First recorded in 1555-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Once he went into the presence chamber, which was full of kneeling pabas.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • The doors of the presence chamber were thrown open before her.

    Baron Bruno Louisa Morgan
  • The rooms, two in number, next to the presence chamber, are appropriated to them.

  • The presence chamber of the King was to him also the room of a familiar friend.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
  • In due course he was borne on, and issued in due form into the presence chamber—into the immediate presence of Majesty.

  • Entering the presence chamber, he stood at the foot of the throne, and made a low obeisance.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • On the second floor was the presence chamber, finished with carved oak wainscoting and a ceiling full of gilded pendants.

  • "Serve you right, you little ass," said Blathgowrie as Lucius entered the presence chamber.

    Peter Binney Archibald Marshall
  • Having thus said, the ancient men made a profound reverence and departed from the presence chamber.

  • Amid waving and acclamation, the young king stepped into the presence chamber to receive the homage of his subjects.

    Parkhurst Boys Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for presence chamber

presence chamber

the room in which a great person, such as a monarch, receives guests, assemblies, etc
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