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  • Is it the custom in Marseilles for sons to keep their fathers waiting in their anterooms?
  • Cocles made no reply; he made a sign with his head, went into the anteroom, and seated himself.
  • Morrel opened the door, and closed it behind his son; then, crossing the anteroom, went to his desk on which he placed the pistols, and pointed with his finger to an open ledger.
  • "Take these flowers into the anteroom or dressing-room," said the viscount; "they make the countess ill."
  • He stopped a moment in the anteroom, as if hesitating whether to turn to his own apartment or into Madame de Saint-Meran’s; Morrel concealed himself behind a door; Valentine remained motionless, grief seeming to deprive her of all fear.
  • While the banker was waiting in the anteroom, the door opened, and a man dressed as an abbe and doubtless more familiar with the house than he was, came in and instead of waiting, merely bowed, passed on to the farther apartments, and disappeared.
  • Meanwhile, Morrel had traversed the anteroom and found the staircase, which, being carpeted, prevented his approach being heard, and he had regained that degree of confidence that the presence of M. de Villefort even would not have alarmed him.
  • In the anteroom, Valentine met Barrois, and looked despairingly at the old servant.
  • Danglars turned slightly pale; Andrea reached the anteroom beyond the little drawing-room.
  • On the first story, do you see, there is the anteroom and the drawing-room; to the right of the drawing-room, a library and a study; to the left, a bedroom and a dressing-room.
  • The Frenchman entered, leaving in the anteroom his guide, who immediately entered into conversation with two or three of the industrious idlers who are always to be found in Rome at the doors of banking-houses, churches, museums, or theatres.
  • Albert found in his anteroom two guns, with all the accoutrements for hunting; a lofty room on the ground-floor containing all the ingenious instruments the English—eminent in piscatory pursuits, since they are patient and sluggish—have invented for fishing.
  • Is it not a hall in Death’s anteroom?"
  • "What?" said he to himself, while the lamp and the wax lights were nearly burnt out, and the servants were waiting impatiently in the anteroom; "what? this edifice which I have been so long preparing, which I have reared with so much care and toil, is to be crushed by a single touch, a word, a breath!

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  • He was searched again in the anteroom before entering her office.
  • She kept me waiting an hour in the anteroom for my long-scheduled ten minute appointment.

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