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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. 2017.
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  • "When you return, you shall find us in the withdrawing room, across the passage," said Mistress Etheridge.

    Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens
  • "Let's have coffee in here," and passed into the withdrawing room.

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

    The Queen of the Savannah Gustave Aimard
  • The man retired, and Marlow entered what was then called the withdrawing room, walking up and down in thought.

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

  • 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
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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