Historical Examples

Why is the bedchamber filled with a crowd of deities, when even the groomsmen have departed?
The City of God, Volume I Aurelius Augustine

A month has elapsed,—and we stand in the bedchamber of Sir John Chester.
Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens

Some of the same animals came to visit Schrader in his bedchamber, and nibbled his ears so that they were sore for some time.
Through the Yukon Gold Diggings Josiah Edward Spurr

I went into the Queen’s bedchamber, but did not find my mother there.
Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre

Mahogany, when used in houses of consequence, should be confined to the parlour and the bedchamber floors.
Illustrated History of Furniture Frederick Litchfield

His bedchamber is so encumbered with books that one can hardly move in it.
A Literary History of the English People Jean Jules Jusserand

He soon arose, and, leaving the cabinet, advanced towards the wretches who were in his bedchamber.
Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards

Lady Lovat’s bedchamber was allotted to her for all these purposes also.
Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 Mrs. Thomson

Lady Elizabeth is lady of the bedchamber to the princess royal, and lives in this Lodge.
The Diary and Letters of Madame D’Arblay, Vol. 1 (of 3) Fanny Burney

I am in the front attic, which is the bedchamber to be preferred.
Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

an archaic word for bedroom

also bed-chamber, mid-14c., from bed (n.) + chamber.


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