from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A room in which lectures are delivered, as at a university or in a church.


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  • He found himself regretting as the time drew near for him to go back to his lecture-room and his inhibition.


  • Man, the mighty toiler, reacting upon a hostile environment, she thought, going back in memory to the masters whose wisdom she had shared in lecture-room and midnight study.


  • It was on Tuesday that I saw my first death -- Miss Collbran, one of my students, sitting right there before my eyes, in my lecture-room.

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  • Yet in those few minutes I remained with the dying woman in my classroom, the alarm had spread over the university; and the students, by thousands, all of them, had deserted the lecture-room and laboratories.

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  • She could have tried a bit harder, however, to avoid such lecture-room banalities as describing Tristram Shandy as being ‘like Montaigne on speed’, and surmising that ‘had Montaigne been a young man of the early 21st century instead of the 16th, he would probably have had [his motto] done as a tattoo.’

    Addle-pated modernist

  • But it turns out that their relationship was far more complicated than this lecture-room caricature suggests.

    Cover to Cover

  • The Court of Enquiry sat that afternoon in a big lecture-room opening upon the garden quadrangle of the submarine depot.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • As probably the only 'tory in the lecture-room', I have always been intrigued by the political allegiances of others within the university world in Wales or even those from Wales working in other parts of the academic world.

    Welsh academia and politics

  • He cannot leave the lecture-room entirely empty if the taking of notes is enforced; and a student must be preternaturally dull and mechanical, if he can take notes and hear them properly explained, and yet learn nothing.


  • The church, the chapel, and the lecture-room, are the only means of excitement excepted; and to the church, the chapel, and the lecture-room, the ladies resort in crowds.

    American Notes for General Circulation


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