- a room to withdraw or retire to; drawing room.
Origin of withdrawing room
First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for withdrawing room
"And you have the hope that you'll find Lady Mary in the withdrawing-room," said the Doctor.The O'Ruddy
She indicated the curtained archway that led into the withdrawing-room at the back.Making People Happy
Woodward certainly found her in what was then termed the withdrawing-room.
My mother is in the withdrawing-room, and desired me to say that she wishes to speak with you.
"That you will be pleased to come to her directly, in the withdrawing-room," answered Lilias.The Abbot
Sir Walter Scott
- an archaic term for drawing room
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