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Definition a smaller room attached to a larger room — typically used as a reception/waiting room
  • 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
  • antechamber = a smaller room attached to a larger room — often used as a reception/waiting room
  • 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
  • antechambers = smaller rooms attached to a larger rooms — typically used as a reception/waiting room
  • "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
  • The stone antechamber was not large.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • 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
  • 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
  • As Ky disappears into the building, the blond Official leads me around to the front, to a kind of antechamber.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • "I think this is more of an antechamber," I said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • 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
  • When she pushed it open she faced yet another small antechamber with four doors.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Consul paused in a large antechamber.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The front door opens to an antechamber.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Through the stone doors was a small antechamber with a more ordinary set of wooden doors inside.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • 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
  • The antechamber below the arena connects to a dark and empty hallway.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Nancy turned to the right, into an antechamber, and found her space suit hanging on a rack.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone

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