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He was searched again in the anteroom before entering her office.
  a room leading to a larger or more important room — especially a waiting room
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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.
  • Her husband had been sleeping since midnight in a little deserted anteroom with three other gentlemen whose wives were enjoying the ball.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • To sleep under the stars, to drink nothing but well water and to live chiefly on nuts and wild fruit, was a strange experience for Caspian after his bed with silken sheets in a tapestried chamber at the castle, with meals laid out on gold and silver dishes in the anteroom, and attendants ready at his call.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia

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  • She had kissed this person Kalden, who she knew very little about, and he had led her not only through a series of high-security chambers, but into some dark anteroom, where they’d lost themselves for hours and passed out.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • On each side of the main room were what appeared to be small anterooms, the entrances covered by black curtains.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • A restroom down the hall had a small anteroom with an open doorway leading back into the hall.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Long before 9:00 we were standing in the big wooden anteroom of Administration.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Firkin arrived in the anteroom about a week ago, carrying a manuscript box and two suitcases.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The vestry room of the Salem meeting house, now serving as the anteroom of the General Court.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible

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  • Blinking away the brightness of the street outside, my eyes picked him out obscurely in the anteroom, talking to another man.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • In the dark cubbyhole of Cameron’s anteroom stood a desk with a telephone and a typewriter.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The elderly lady who had been sitting with the old aunt rose hurriedly and overtook Prince Vasili in the anteroom.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Is it the custom in Marseilles for sons to keep their fathers waiting in their anterooms?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Start by . Eragon stared at the tray of dinner left in the anteroom of the tree house.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • In the anteroom, the clerks of James Taggart’s personal staff were switching off the lights, getting ready to leave for the day.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The church had no anteroom, so the entirety of the sanctuary spread out in one gasping sweep as Langdon and Vittoria threw open the main door.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • We were led out of the elevator through a rococo hall into an anteroom and told to get into our fighting togs.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • She sits in her own little office, and the ladies who are seeking employment wait in an anteroom, and are then shown in one by one, when she consults her ledgers and sees whether she has anything which would suit them.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • One day, when the Emperor had come to visit his uncle, the worthy Cure, who was waiting in the anteroom, found himself present when His Majesty passed.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In due course Adam gave his name to a clerk and went to sit in an anteroom.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • In the anteroom of her mother’s throne room: Here is where I used to charge toll to the servants, not letting them pass unless they gave me a treat of jollyjellies or tarty tarts.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • This she flung open, standing aside to let me pass, and I came to a little anteroom, or boudoir, furnished with a sofa, chairs, and writing-desk, which opened out to a large double bedroom with wide windows and a bathroom beyond.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • This life is only the anteroom of a greater reality to come.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Paul led the way through an anteroom and into a chamber with dark, wine-colored hangings on its walls.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • After musing for some minutes, the old gentleman walked, with the same meditative face, into a back anteroom opening from the yard; and there, retiring into a corner, called up before his mind’s eye a vast amphitheatre of faces over which a dusky curtain had hung for many years.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Judge Fielding called for a recess then, seeing that her emotions had overwhelmed her, and Etta followed Ed Soames into the anteroom, where she sat in silence, remembering.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • And they walked past him, out of the anteroom and down a corridor.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • He did not soon forget the reproachful glance Amy gave him, as she went, without a word to anyone, straight into the anteroom, snatched her things, and left the place "forever," as she passionately declared to herself.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Her father was waiting in the anteroom, pacing nervously, his hands worrying the change in his pocket.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • I had a great many servants, and those that were on duty lolled in the anteroom; and when I wanted one of them I had to go and call for him.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Before long we were waiting in an anteroom of the palace alongside other girls from schools all over the country.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • The conversation went on in this way for about an hour; Arkady had time to go to his room, which turned out to be the anteroom attached to the bathroom, but was very snug and clean.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Ritter walked into the hall without passing through the anteroom.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The children screamed hysterically at the first sight of the needle and their mothers, waiting in the anteroom, threw their shawls over their heads and keened loudly as if wailing for the dead.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • An anteroom in the DUKE’S palace.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • A play, a tragedy in one act: I to leave her in his little parlor and confide to him in the anteroom that she was to die.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • I dreamed that I was waiting in an old-fashioned anteroom.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • She had made a bargain with Sir Meliagrance—whose heart was not really in the business of being a blackguard—that, if she called her defenders off, he must promise to take the wounded knights with her to his castle, and he must let them sleep in the anteroom of her chamber.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The assistant opened a door that led to a small anteroom.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • Noticing this, he put out his cigarette, rose, pressed her hand, and went out into the anteroom.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • My husband entered the anteroom.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Your grandfather got him out, quashed the indictment and paid the fine and brought him back to his office and talked to him while Judith waited in the anteroom.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • It waited in the anteroom off the main basilica to be fitted for the plain wooden coffin.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • In an anteroom was the office of the chairman of the executive committee.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • "Wait here," the officer said, and he left me sitting in a small anteroom.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • She lunched with the Americans at the end of one of the long tables, and took coffee with them in the anteroom.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • She stood up from the toilet, flushed it, and went into the anteroom.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • In the anteroom he found his attendant Anwold, who, taking the torch from the hand of the waiting-maid, conducted him with more haste than ceremony to an exterior and ignoble part of the building, where a number of small apartments, or rather cells, served for sleeping places to the lower order of domestics, and to strangers of mean degree.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The steel door of Apfel’s office closed behind him; within seconds he would walk out of the tasteful anteroom cell, into the reception room and over to the elevators.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
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