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throne room

noun
1.
a chamber, usually containing a throne, used by a sovereign for audiences.
2.
the location of actual power or authority, as in a particular government or business organization.
Origin of throne room
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
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  • The throne room is said to be gorgeous and its ornaments of lavish cost.

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    Maturin Murray Ballou
  • And then, the ground having been thus cleared, she returned to the throne room.

    In Brief Authority F. Anstey
  • They were in a large hall, obviously the throne room of a palace.

    The Copper-Clad World Harl Vincent
  • The scene in the throne room was vastly different than when he had first visited it.

    The Copper-Clad World Harl Vincent
  • The throne room so dark that the wall at the bottom is hardly seen.

    Three Plays Luigi Pirandello
  • At this moment the crickets came crowding in from the throne room.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
  • It was a great mistake my ever letting you into the throne room.

  • The Lion now walked to the throne room and knocked at the door.

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