ladies' room

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ladies' room a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
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Usage

In literature:

Twelve dollars a month we pay for the rooms, lady, and Linkheimer takes three dollars each week from Nathan's money.
"Abe and Mawruss" by Montague Glass
It was the signal for all of us to disperse, the ladies to their rooms, the men to the only retreat left to them, the smoking-room.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
No young lady of any description had arrived expecting to meet a gentleman in a private room.
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Alice was in her own room when the carriage in which sat the unwelcome old lady was driven up to the hall-door.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
The poor lady had died, it seemed, in the room which Mary now occupied, probably in the same bed.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Once admitted, the ladies and gentlemen pass into the dressing rooms set apart for them.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
When Sir Nicholas had finished supper, they all went upstairs to my lady's withdrawing-room on the first floor.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
Lights were brought into Lady Armine's drawing-room.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
The first thing that happened to Mother Beckett and me in the famous fortress was to be shown into a room decorated as a ladies' boudoir.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
At the conclusion I soon saw a tall young lady coming into the inquiry room.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
Ladies don't sit in a drawing-room where men smoke,' she said.
"Sarah's School Friend" by May Baldwin
The others had not yet come back, and Lady Agnes was alone in the large, bright drawing-room.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
When they arrived in the drawing-room it was not with Lady Anne she had to count.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
After dinner that evening I went to my own study, leaving the Vicomte to join the ladies in the drawing-room without me.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
Claude acquainted him that a lady in the public room desired to speak with M. Jerome de Greville, and would not be denied.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
Presently Lady Weybourne, on her way to the baccarat rooms, saw him sitting there and looked in.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I went to my lady's room and announced him.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
The ladies retired to the drawing-room: the gentlemen discoursed over their wine.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
The Marquis opened the drawing-room door; one of the ladies (the Marchioness herself) came to meet Emma.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
People said that Lady Meltoun was the only woman in London who knew how to keep her rooms cool.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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In poetry:

And when the stars came, one by one,
    The lady could not sleep;
She feared the shadows in the room,
She heard the waters leap.
"Two Mornings" by Sarah Orne Jewett
And the end of it was!--But I will not say
How he won to the room of the lady:--
Ah! to love is life and to live is gay,
For the rest--a maravedi!
"At The Corregidor’s" by Madison Julius Cawein
"Speak to me, Christ! I kiss, kiss, kiss your feet;
Ah! now I weep!" The maid said, "By the tomb
He waiteth for you, lady," coming fleet,
Not knowing what woe filled up all the room.
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
The dog returned at dawn with his windscreen slightly torn
And on seeing took something from the lady's room.
To another room he flew, saying,'That's for Fat Caroo'
And silently he slunked out in the gloom.
"The Green Tie on the little Yellow Dog" by Billy Bennett
FREDERICA (recovering.)
Well, gentlemen, I must say this is very gallant of you both, to be praising one
lady so highly when there is another in the room. (Aside.) Oh, dear me, how near
I came to betraying myself!
"The Maid Of Saxony; Or, Who's The Traitor? - Act I" by George Pope Morris
What boots it that no other eye beheld the shade appear!
The guilty lady's guilty soul beheld it plain and clear,
It slowly glides within the room, and sadly looks around—
And stooping, kissed her daughter's cheek with lips that gave no sound.
"The Sinless Child Part 5" by Elizabeth Oakes Smith

In news:

The story starts in the beautifully appointed room occupied by a lady of leisure.
If the mens room is anything like the ladies room, there are people talking.
A run-in with Brooke Astor 's daughter-in-law, in the courthouse ladies' room.
Lady Gaga has a good time as she smiles and waves to her Brazilian fans from the balcony of her hotel room in Rio de Janeiro on November 7, 2012.
Sydney Griffith sits in the one stream of light on the left side of the dining room as she waits for a Thanksgiving dinner to be served at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, Nov 22, 2012.
Meeting In The Ladies Room.
First lady Michelle Obama smiles as she honors the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winners, Friday, July 13, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
The former president and former first lady were both taking an active part Monday in the construction of 100 one-room houses on about 14 acres.
There was a lady near the back of the room who was knitting a scarf.
VIENNA—An Austrian artist has installed a one-way mirror in a Vienna cafe that allows men to peek from their restroom into the ladies room.
An Austrian artist has installed a one-way mirror in a Vienna cafe that allows men to peek from their restroom into the ladies room.
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian artist has installed a one-way mirror in a Vienna cafe that allows men to peek from their restroom into the ladies room.
It allows men to peek from their restroom into the sink area of the ladies room.
Sid Yiddish got a surprise in the ladies' room at Cafe Express last fall.
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 12: Musician Lady Gaga poses in the press room during the MTV Video Music Awards at NOKIA Theatre L.A LIVE on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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