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Synonyms for antechamber

a large entrance or reception room or area

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On the landing D'Artagnan blushed; in the antechamber he trembled.
At this announcement, during which the door remained open, everyone became mute, and amid the general silence the young man crossed part of the length of the antechamber, and entered the apartment of the captain of the Musketeers, congratulating himself with all his heart at having so narrowly escaped the end of this strange quarrel.
Between eight and nine o'clock the servants began to arrive in the antechamber to accompany their masters home; and, short of a revolution, no one remained in the salon at ten o'clock.
Penelon rolled his quid in his cheek, placed his hand before his mouth, turned his head, and sent a long jet of tobacco-juice into the antechamber, advanced his foot, balanced himself, and began, -- "You see, M.
au/2017/11/this-weeks-giza-pyramid-discovery-was-already-built-into-assassins-creed-origins/) report by Kotaku, "Assassin's Creed: Origins" historian Maxime Durand said, "We have long believed that Jean-Pierre Houdin's theories about the inner ramps and royal circuit with two antechambers inside the Great Pyramid are probably the most credible, which is why we decided to use them in the game.
Houdin also theorized the existence of antechambers which archeologists have yet to explore and document, reports Kotaku.
Taking 14 food-themed shorts from Crace's novel, the cast of four guide us through dark rooms and antechambers.
In the southern part of shrine there is a porch overlooking the courtyard, is joined to two antechambers from both sides and is connected to the by courtyard by stone staircases.
Both championships are regarded as antechambers to Formula 1 with a proven track record of promoting drivers to the highest level, with 11 of the current F1 crop having progressed through GP2 - Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg among them - and seven through World Series, including four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Dante famously consigned Celestine to the antechambers of hell for his "great refusal," but history has been more kind.
There was no osteological evidence to be found in any of the antechambers, with the exception of hypogea 52, where a burial without grave goods in top half of the fill, and a ossuary with three ceramic vessels and mammal bones at the bottom of the fill, could be found.
True explorers can climb into the tunnels' upper tiers, where ventilators and dark antechambers await.
Occupy Wall Street never has, and never will, infest the antechambers of the Apple corporation, nor has anyone ever reproached the late Mr.
Saad said the complex boasts a main room that measures 36 square meters, as well as two antechambers and an open courtyard.
He said the complex boasts a main room that measures 36mA, as well as two antechambers and an open courtyard.