from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A room in which persons assemble, especially for dancing. See assembly.


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  • “In private? and in an assembly-room? — he must be mad — Tell him to call upon me tomorrow morning.”

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • From the time of his first boyish gallantry, on the ill-fated birth-day of Camilla, Indiana had never so much struck young Mandlebert, as while he attended her up the assembly-room.


  • The soldier who enters the field of battle requires not more courage, though of a different nature, than the faded beauty who enters an assembly-room.


  • In each school there is one large assembly-room, capable of accommodating from 500 to 1000 children, and ten or twelve capacious class-rooms.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • European society: a supper with champagne in some profusion and bowls of negus was prepared in another chamber: the large assembly-room was set apart for the dance, of which enjoyment Harry

    The Virginians

  • And as we know very well that a lady who is skilled in dancing or singing never can perfect herself without a deal of study in private, and that the song or the minuet which is performed with so much graceful ease in the assembly-room has not been acquired without vast labour and perseverance in private; so it is with the dear creatures who are skilled in coquetting.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • The large assembly-room set apart for the concert was upstairs, and it was possible to enter it in two ways: by the large doorway in front of the landing, or by turning down a side passage leading to council-rooms and subsidiary apartments of small size, which were allotted to performers in any exhibition; thus they could enter from one of these directly upon the platform, without passing through the audience.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • The Tower is the sort of thing school superintendents see and then go back and lecture on in school assembly-room and the G.A. R. hall.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • He walked up and down some Town Hall assembly-room or some court-room with Parnell, but would tell me nothing of that conversation, except that Parnell spoke of Gladstone with extravagant hatred.10 He would not repeat words spoken by a great man in his bitterness, yet Parnell at the moment was too angry to care who listened.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • The Great Square, containing the assembly-room, is a very showy specimen of ducal taste.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843


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