council-chamber love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An apartment occupied by a council, or appropriated to its deliberations.


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  • As a result, a council-chamber wall is lined with photos that show Sinn Fein members but not unionist politicians, who instead are listed as no-shows.

    'The Troubles' Return

  • He was now robed like a prince; and entered the council-chamber attended by the Archduke of Austria, the Grand Masters both of the Temple and of the Order of Saint John, and several other potentates, who made a show of supporting him and defending his cause, chiefly perhaps from political motives, or because they themselves nourished a personal enmity against Richard.

    The Talisman

  • Sir landed and going up to the palace, entered the council-chamber, where he found the King seated facing his officers, in sore cark and care by reason of the seal-ring and daring not tell any of his folk anent its loss.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Thou hast been five minutes in the court, and hast employed thy time so well, as to make a powerful and a mortal enemy out of the usher of the council-chamber.

    The Abbot

  • The Four Hundred then installed themselves in the council-chamber; for the present they elected by lot Prytanes of their own number, and did all that was customary in the way of prayers and sacrifices to the Gods at their entrance into office.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Four Hundred thus selected were to meet in the council-chamber; they were to have absolute authority, and might govern as they deemed best; the Five Thousand were to be summoned by them whenever they chose.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • If I had seen it in a blaze from ditch to rampart, I should have felt that not that light, nor all the light in all the fire that burns, could waste it, like the sunbeams in its secret council-chamber, and its prisons.

    Pictures from Italy

  • And now the Four Hundred were introduced into the council-chamber.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • When they were sought, with the purpose of subjecting them to some farther interrogatories, it was discovered by Mr. Sharpitlaw that they had eluded the observation of the police, and left the city so soon as dismissed from the council-chamber.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • It was the security of this room from all witnesses or listeners that had made Corentin select it as his council-chamber when he did not hold a meeting in his own room.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life


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