great hall


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Noun1.great hall - the principal hall in a castle or mansiongreat hall - the principal hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
apadana - the great hall in ancient Persian palaces
hall - a large room for gatherings or entertainment; "lecture hall"; "pool hall"
castle, palace - a large and stately mansion
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The shaggy man stood in the great hall, his shaggy hat in his hands, wondering what would become of him.
As regards the corresponding members, notices were delivered by hundreds throughout the streets of the city, and, large as was the great hall, it was quite inadequate to accommodate the crowd of savants .
Below in the great hall he paces to and fro, the red blood mantling his beauteous countenance."
And oh, my dear, the great hall I am sure is as big and as glum as the great hall in the dear castle of Udolpho.
A few moments before the appointed time on the following morning a strong guard of Zat Arras' officers appeared at our quarters to conduct us to the great hall of the temple.
Creeping stealthily through corridor after corridor and down winding runways which turned hither and thither I finally reached the great hall in which I had broken my long fast that morning.
I quickly, by way of answer, felt for my letter, drew it forth, held it up, and then, freeing myself, went and laid it on the great hall table.
`The big doorway opened into a proportionately great hall hung with brown.
But in spite of all their grief and horror, when night came the thanes again lay down to rest in the great hall. And there again the monster returned and slew yet more thanes, so that in horror all forsook the hall, and for twelve long years none abode in it after the setting of the sun.
We walked through the great hall of sculpture and the one hundred and fifty galleries of paintings in the palace of Versailles, and felt that to be in such a place was useless unless one had a whole year at his disposal.
About a month after this, one morning, all the servants of the Shelby estate were convened together in the great hall that ran through the house, to hear a few words from their young master.
The Emperor had them brought to him in the great hall, where the Princess was playing 'Here comes a duke a-riding' with her ladies-in-waiting.