a round building, especially one with a dome.
a large and high circular hall or room in a building, especially one surmounted by a dome.
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How to use rotunda in a sentence
He was a part of the crowd that cops were trying to clear in the rotunda in the center of the Capitol.An Olympic Gold Medalist Just Pleaded Guilty For Role In January 6 Capitol Riot | Malaika Jabali | September 30, 2021 | Essence.com
Elsewhere throughout the Capitol, tourists milled about, seemingly unaware of the exodus, perusing the historic portraits on the walls and marveling at the ornate rotunda.Texas governor says Democratic lawmakers who left state to stop passage of voting restrictions could face arrest when they return | Amy Gardner, Eva Ruth Moravec | July 12, 2021 | Washington Post
They climbed up another flight of stairs to get to the Capitol crypt, the circular room directly beneath the rotunda.“I Don’t Trust the People Above Me”: Riot Squad Cops Open Up About Disastrous Response to Capitol Insurrection | by Joaquin Sapien and Joshua Kaplan | February 12, 2021 | ProPublica
McFaden, too, finally got a call to jump into the action, and was ordered to the rotunda.“I Don’t Trust the People Above Me”: Riot Squad Cops Open Up About Disastrous Response to Capitol Insurrection | by Joaquin Sapien and Joshua Kaplan | February 12, 2021 | ProPublica
Protesters are typically allowed in the rotunda, and so far, the group has been peaceful.Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building | Washington Post Staff | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Tough women with children at home curled up in the rotunda at the foot of the grand staircase.
Then a newscaster would break in with some ratatattat announcement that amounted to nothing, and then it was back to the rotunda.The JFK Assassination: The Long Weekend That Never Ended | Malcolm Jones | November 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jubilant crowds filled the Capitol rotunda and thunderous applause greeted us everywhere as we emerged from the vote.How Anti-Gay Forces Helped Minnesota Legalize Same-Sex Marriage | Rep. Karen Clark | May 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The reviled Batman gets a statue in the city hall rotunda, and orphan boys can romp in a great big mansion, unafraid.‘Dark Knight Rises’: Christopher Nolan’s Masterpiece | Richard Rushfield | July 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the rotunda, connecting the north and south cell-houses, the Deputy stands at a high desk.
The short steps patter on the bridge connecting the upper rotunda with the cell-house, and pass along the gallery.
Past the tier of vacant cells, we ascend the stairway to the upper rotunda, on the left side of which is the Chaplain's office.
The door of the rotunda swings open, admitting the tall, lank figure of the Deputy Warden.
All these articles are arranged for exhibition in this rotunda, which is lighted up with candles.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
British Dictionary definitions for rotunda
a building or room having a circular plan, esp one that has a dome
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