from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A room used by the women of a family as a boudoir or sitting-room, and supposed to be occupied only before dinner.


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  • They showed me into a morning-room and presently she came to me, an earnest-looking girl in a dark dress with a touch of black in it.

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  • From this, and one later reference, it seems obvious that Flashman was particularly impressed by a Punch cartoon, published shortly after Balaclava, showing a stout British father brandishing a poker with patriotic zeal in the morning-room as he reads news of the Charge of the Light Brigade. (p. 57)

    The Sky Writer

  • Later, when Hannah and Teddy were living in the townhouse in Grosvenor Square, a photograph sat upon the morning-room writing desk.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • The first she knew was when Boyle appeared at the morning-room door.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • On Emmelines final day, she and Hannah sat at either end of the morning-room sofa, waiting for the car from Riverton.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • My suite, consisting of a drawing-room, bedroom, and the pretty morning-room in scarlet and gold, of which I have told you, lies in the wing on the side of the Invalides.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • The morning-room, in which they both expected to find her, was empty; the old lady having, for the above reason, vacated it by the second door as they entered by the first.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Within a few yards of them was the morning-room door, now standing ajar; and an intermittent flirtation in soft male and female tones could be heard going on inside.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Ethelberta the night before, came into the morning-room, with a newspaper in her hand.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Swithin then left the morning-room for the apartment designated, and amused himself in that ‘soul of the house,’ as

    Two on a Tower


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