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antechamber
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Bleak House
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  • But its roomy staircases, passages, and antechambers still remain; and even its painted ceilings, where Allegory, in Roman helmet and celestial linen, sprawls among balustrades and pillars, flowers, clouds, and big-legged boys, and makes the head ache—as would seem to be Allegory’s object always, more or less.

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  • I was escorted to an antechamber where I waited almost an hour.
  • They went into the antechamber and there, sure enough, the two gentlemen-in-waiting were, sprawling on chairs and snoring hard.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia

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