a large room in which meals are served to members of a special group and their guests, as to the students and faculty of a college.
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How to use dining hall in a sentence
For months, those in the independent living apartments have worn wristbands so that people going out for groceries and errands wouldn’t mingle with those choosing to eat in the dining hall.How this summer could bring the pandemic relief we’re longing for | William Wan | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The initial plan includes dining hall staff preparing and delivering meals to the athletes each day, but after positive tests among dining employees, Howard pivots to the stipend arrangement.The Howard Bison’s hopes for a dream basketball season have turned into a nightmare | Tramel Raggs | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
This year was supposed to be filled with late-night group study sessions and greasy dining hall food.For college freshmen, pandemic results in a first-year experience unlike any other | Joe Heim, Nick Anderson, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Susan Svrluga | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
All but one of her classes are remote, dining halls allow takeout meals only, students cannot visit friends in other dorms, and most clubs are virtual.For college freshmen, pandemic results in a first-year experience unlike any other | Joe Heim, Nick Anderson, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Susan Svrluga | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Now, she walks back and forth from her apartment to the dining hall, hoping 40 percent of her normal step count is enough to stave off health issues.No Visitors Leading to Despair and Isolation in Senior Care Homes | Jared Whitlock | July 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
“Check the dining hall,” a young woman exclaimed, waving to her left, and a dozen persons surged in that direction.
Every day that goes by is a day a survivor has to sit in the dining hall with [his or her] perpetrator.
The dining hall, it seemed, had been put to more use than the gymnasium.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens | Jeff Campagna | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All of us were packed together into a fifty-man dining hall.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison | Daniel Genis | May 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As she waited for her hearing, Sclove saw her attacker around campus, in the library and in the dining hall.
The old dining-hall had shared in the general decay, and been shorn of all its ancient honours.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
But she gazes beyond the salon, back into the big dining hall, where the white crepe myrtle grows.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Not till Felix comes to her in the chamber above the dining hall—there where that trumpet vine hangs—comes to say good-by to her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Dr. Ashton's included what had been the common parlour and the dining-hall of the whole body.A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
Jeanne took the old man's arm, and they went into the dining-hall, where he sunk into his armchair.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere