American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A schoolroom reserved for study.
- n. A period set aside for study.
- n. A class period, usually in boarding - or high school, where students are afforded the time for independent study and homework assignments, as part of the curriculum or after hours, the last notably as a punishment called detention.
- n. The classroom or other school hall used for such a purpose.
- n. a period of time during the school day that is set aside for study
- n. a classroom reserved for study
- study + hall (Wiktionary)
“I tried to think, to remember evenings when I had come from the study hall to find Gráinne and Father Moorehouse alone in that room.”
“I had work to do, finishing my homework in the last-period study hall I was able to arrange for, then running over to the Food Basket for another race with Sticks, who liked to have as many trays as possible full and waiting for me when I arrived.”
“During study hall that afternoon, I manage to wrangle a pass to the computer lab, supposedly to work on a research paper for English, but in reality I intend to trawl the Internet for info about this amazing legal process that will hopefully free me from Sherri’s clutches.”
“It made me feel happy that I was close to Donnacha while I listened to it, and afterwards back in the study hall I composed some poems in response to it, and, I am almost ashamed to say, some prayers that I later showed to Father Moorehouse.”
“For the rest of the term, then, and for some of the following year, I had permission maybe once a week or once a fortnight to take time from the study hall and go to Father Moorehouse’s room.”
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