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I was escorted to an antechamber where I waited almost an hour.
  a smaller room attached to a larger room — typically used as a reception/waiting room
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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
  • She thought of silent antechambers hung with Oriental tapestry, illumined by tall bronze candelabra, and of two great footmen in knee breeches who sleep in the big armchairs, made drowsy by the oppressive heat of the stove.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • The front door opens to an antechamber.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • The Consul paused in a large antechamber.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Through the stone doors was a small antechamber with a more ordinary set of wooden doors inside.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "I think this is more of an antechamber," I said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • You can leave your clothing and things in the antechamber.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The room I knocked at turned out to be a dark little antechamber, with a small man sitting before an old-fashioned standard typewriter with a wide carriage.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • On the floor just underneath the landing which served as the antechamber to Hoss’s attic was the small room occupied by Emmi, age eleven, middle member of the Commandant’s five offspring.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • The antechamber below the arena connects to a dark and empty hallway.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Emmanuel followed her, and in the antechamber were visible the rough faces of seven or eight half-naked sailors.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • As confidence was out of the question with The Avenger in the hall, which could merely be regarded in the light of an antechamber to the keyhole, I sent him to the Play.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • In our day, a philosophy which is almost official has entered into its service, wears the livery of success, and performs the service of its antechamber.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • This was a holy mountain in miniature: an antechamber between heaven and earth where the gods could converse with men.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Soon afterwards Luscinda came out from an antechamber, attended by her mother and two of her damsels, arrayed and adorned as became her rank and beauty, and in full festival and ceremonial attire.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The antechamber, indeed, was only encrusted with rubies and emeralds, but the order in which everything was arranged made amends for this great simplicity.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • I opened my antechambers and they crowded in.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The spry rattle had run on in the same vein of mimicry but for some larum in the antechamber.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "This is merely the antechamber, the entrance hall," said Dumbledore after a moment or two.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Sir Melia-grance, anxious to get the whole affair safely ended as soon as possible, fussed in the antechamber, wishing she were gone.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • In royal antechambers it is worth more to be viewed with an angry eye than not to be seen at all.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Past the private kitchen he stormed — past the library, past the small reception room and into the servants’ antechamber where the evening relaxation already had set in.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • His fear rose higher and higher; and trembling he softly opened the door to the antechamber, resolved to fly and seek the prince, and, through him, protection and release.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • He was always in her antechamber.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Going myself one morning to pay my respects, I found in his antechamber one Innis, a messenger of Philadelphia, who had come from thence express with a paquet from Governor Denny for the General.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • I waded upstream to the barred stone door between me and the antechamber to the maze where the water came in through the ceiling.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • In the meanwhile, Gurth had descended the stair, and, having reached the dark antechamber or hall, was puzzling about to discover the entrance, when a figure in white, shown by a small silver lamp which she held in her hand, beckoned him into a side apartment.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Alpha opened the outer doors and we passed through the antechamber into the central basilica.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …lowest stature that was ever in that country (for I verily think he was not full thirty feet high), became so insolent at seeing a creature so much beneath him, that he would always affect to swagger and look big as he passed by me in the queen’s antechamber, while I was standing on some table talking with the lords or ladies of the court, and he seldom failed of a smart word or two upon my littleness; against which I could only revenge myself by calling him brother, challenging him to…
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • He vaguely recollected surprise at finding the interior spacious, well warmed, and quite clean; but there was no time to do more than notice these qualities, for the Chinese had left his hooded chair and was already leading the way through various antechambers.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Her father’s step sounded again in the antechamber, and Madame Merle got up, releasing the child.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • They set forward; and, with a grandeur of air, a dignified step, which caught the eye, but could not shake the doubts of the well-read Catherine, he led the way across the hall, through the common drawing-room and one useless antechamber, into a room magnificent both in size and furniture—the real drawing-room, used only with company of consequence.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Once, when he had just lulled her to sleep but she had gone no farther than dream’s antechamber and was therefore still responsive to him, he said to her, Good-bye, I’m going now.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • And with Mason and his staff—Burton Burleigh, Earl Newcomb, Ziflah Saunders, and a young Bridgeburg law graduate by the name of Manigault—helping to arrange the order of evidence as well as direct or instruct the various witnesses and venire-men who were already collecting in the antechamber of the now almost nationally known attorney for the people.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The stone antechamber was not large.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • When she pushed it open she faced yet another small antechamber with four doors.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Nancy turned to the right, into an antechamber, and found her space suit hanging on a rack.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Her father’s step sounded again in the antechamber, and Madame Merle got up, releasing the child.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • As Ky disappears into the building, the blond Official leads me around to the front, to a kind of antechamber.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • He hurried along the hallway, through one of two swinging doors, and into a roomy antechamber used as a salad-prep area.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The consulting-room was filled with their sly laughter while scrofulous mountaineers glared dully at the pages of Life in the antechamber.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • They were merely sitting in an antechamber; there was a narrow staircase opposite the door that led down to some other rooms and perhaps to the actual coffin of whatever great person had been buried here.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The Tyrian peers and officers of state For the slow queen in antechambers wait; Her lofty courser, in the court below, Who his majestic rider seems to know, Proud of his purple trappings, paws the ground, And champs the golden bit, and spreads the foam around.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • An Antechamber in LEONTES’ Palace.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • He drew back from her with somewhat of the look which may be imagined upon the face of a man who, thinking to play with a kitten, has run upon a tiger; and she proceeded: "You are acquainted in the antechamber, and know the Lord Sejanus.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • He retired with bowed head, traversed the antechamber, and slowly descended the stairs, as though hesitating at every step.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • After the nurse clicks away I go into the antechamber, which is small and just as bright as the hallway.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • In the antechamber, upon long circular benches, reposed the elect; that is to say, those who were called.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
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