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withdrawing room

noun, Archaic.
a room to withdraw or retire to; drawing room.
Origin of withdrawing room
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Let's have coffee in here," and passed into the withdrawing room.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • The man retired, and Marlow entered what was then called the withdrawing room, walking up and down in thought.

  • My best room, however—my withdrawing room—always ready for company, was the pine wood behind my house.

  • On the left was the long enfilade of reception rooms, with the vast audience chamber and milor's own withdrawing room beyond.

    Petticoat Rule Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • The creek bed was a withdrawing room in which to retire from the eternal black soil and level corn-fields of Iowa.

    The Brown Mouse Herbert Quick
  • Sybil unlocked the door, and hastily retreated into her withdrawing room, where she remained during the doctor's visit.

    Tried for Her Life

    Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
  • After a solemn service of tea in a withdrawing room, the company usually left him.

    Atrocious Judges

    John Campbell, Baron Campbell
  • Nor was that lady best pleased to find in her withdrawing room a fine portrait in oils of her unlawful predecessor.

  • The first room, serving as withdrawing room, was hung with stamped Cordovan leather.

    The Queen of the Savannah

    Gustave Aimard
  • "When you return, you shall find us in the withdrawing room, across the passage," said Mistress Etheridge.

    Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for withdrawing room

withdrawing room

an archaic term for drawing room
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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