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sitting room

noun
1.
a small living room, often one that forms part of a suite in a hotel, private house, etc.
Origin of sitting room
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75
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  • I knew how lonely it would be in the sitting room that night without me.

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  • As he neared his uncle's house he noticed there was a light in the sitting room.

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  • Sutter picked up the bisected shell and went into the sitting room.

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  • The schoolmistress went with her as far as the sitting room.

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  • Then she returned to the sitting room and collapsed in a rocking chair.

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  • Captain Cy was in the sitting room, a sheet of note paper in his hand.

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  • He returned to the sitting room and closed the door behind him.

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  • Meanwhile, Miss Abigail had descended the stairs to the sitting room.

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  • At length he rose and led the way back into the sitting room.

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British Dictionary definitions for sitting room

sitting room

noun
1.
a room in a private house or flat used for relaxation and entertainment of guests
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