antechamber antechamber

Definition(s):

  • (n) a large entrance or reception room or area

Usage(s):

  1. From her knobby washboard she vaulted, with the ad- miration of an army corps, beyond the antechamber of Peter the Great.
  2. Next he was conducted to an antechamber where he had to wait 20 more minutes.
  3. For this airport is the antechamber of the Third Rome, as Russian Orthodox theologians, with a diametrically opposite meaning, used to call Moscow the Golden.

News

  • "Priceless"

    Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man Priceless Two bright white eyes looked at me inquisitively through the small hatch in the nondescript metal door. I quickly glanced around the dark, empty streets of the Palermo district in Buenos Aires and whispered the password. The door clanked open, revealing a small antechamber and a phone booth. I picked up the receiver and punched in a 4-digit ...
    on April 15, 2014     Source: Zero Hedge

Quotes

  1. "Resign? The thought would never even enter the antechamber of my brain," said Donadoni. "It's not because of a missed penalty that I'm going to change my opinion of our European Championships, that would be stupid."
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Roberto Donadoni Source: AFP

  2. In a forward, Dr. Manfred Rommel, son of the German general, writes that "I admire Jane Pejsa for walking in the footsteps of Dante, in the antechamber of heaven, hell and purgatory."
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Manfred Rommel Source: River Falls Journal (registration)

  3. Robertson added: "I think we've just seen the antechamber to terror. We haven't even begun to see what they can do to the major population."
    on Nov 16, 2004 By: Pat Robertson Source: Dissident Voice

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