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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARLOR

The first task that was set her was that of sweeping and dusting a parlor.

He was shown into the parlor, and Will Paine came down to see him.

If they entered a house, he sat in the parlor; if they peeped into the kitchen, he was there.

Among my other activities, I wired the parlor for electric light.

It might have been the parlor of the White Springs Hotel in duplicate, plush self-rocker and all.

He had come out in the hall, and had closed the door into the parlor behind him.

In the nurses' parlor, a few feet down the corridor, the nurses were at prayers.

The Captain stumped along in front of her into the parlor, and motioned her to a seat.

You'll find the sofa in the parlor on the right, and can't miss it.

What was done in the parlor might be done with divine approbation on every plantation.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, parlur, "window through which confessions were made," also "apartment in a monastery for conversations with outside persons;" from Old French parleor "courtroom, judgment hall, auditorium" (12c., Modern French parloir), from parler "to speak" (see parley (n.)).

Sense of "sitting room for private conversation" is late 14c.; that of "show room for a business" (e.g. ice cream parlor) first recorded 1884. As an adjective, "advocating radical views from a position of comfort," 1910.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PARLOR

drawing room

nounroom to entertain guests
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