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study hall

(in some schools) a room used solely or chiefly for studying.
a period of time in a school day, set aside for study and doing homework, usually under the supervision of a teacher and in a room designated for this purpose.
Origin of study hall
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When Sally and Phyllis returned to the study hall, Janet was still at her desk.


    Dorothy Whitehill
  • A subdued buzzing arose from different parts of the study hall.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • But the latter passed into the study hall before she could overtake her.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • Miss Merton nodded her head and Mary went on out of the study hall.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • She can't have gone, for I'm sure I left the study hall before she did.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • She had charge of the study hall and acted as associate principal.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston Caroline E. Jacobs
  • I am going to assign you to a seat in the study hall at once.

  • She is a freshman and has just been registered in the study hall by Miss Merton.

  • Their entrance into the study hall put an end to the conversation.

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