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Historical Examples

We carried him on Monday night down from his bed-chamber and laid him in the study.
The Life of John Ruskin W. G. Collingwood

Here I find that everybody, let his rank be what it may, lives in his bed-chamber.
The World’s Greatest Books, Volume 19 Various

It is a beautiful view,—such as can be rarely seen out of England,—that which the poet had from the window of his bed-chamber.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865 Various

He seized the lamp and hurried to the door of the bed-chamber, and looked in.
Moriah’s Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches Ruth McEnery Stuart

I re-entered the bed-chamber in order to take leave of Isora; she was already up.
Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The walls of her bed-chamber are hung with guipure and costly satin.
The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham

The first bed-chamber on the left had a similar communication with the store outside.
Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy

At this moment there was a knock at the door leading into the bed-chamber.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine – Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844 Various

I have let the rooms over the sitting-room and bed-chamber to a sick man who plays the piano.
Magnhild Dust Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson

It is now seven, and I have got a fire, but am writing abed in my bed-chamber.
The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift

an archaic word for bedroom

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

an apartment in Eastern houses, furnished with a slightly elevated platform at the upper end and sometimes along the sides, on which were laid mattresses. This was the general arrangement of the public sleeping-room for the males of the family and for guests, but there were usually besides distinct bed-chambers of a more private character (2 Kings 4:10; Ex. 8:3; 2 Kings 6:12). In 2 Kings 11:2 this word denotes, as in the margin of the Revised Version, a store-room in which mattresses were kept.


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