Why not have some fun with parlor games.
It flew across the parlor, and the plate exploded.
Lydia left Cynthia standing by the sink and walked into the parlor with Dean.
After the chores were finished, the group emigrated to the parlor for a game of Scrabble.
He set down his glass, and taking Cynthia's hand, retreated from the parlor to the kitchen, without even bothering to make an excuse.
Hannah chuckled, soon distracted as her gaze took in the entertaining parlor Katie led her to.
Donnie turned and ran up to her, gave her a hug and then scampered from the parlor as she entered.
He was holding court with Fred O'Connor in the parlor, a plate of potato chips and a tuna salad sandwich on his ample lap.
Bird Song's parlor began filling with guests whose canceled activities put them in a what-do-you-do-next? mood of bewilderment.
He shall have all the rooms in the house, and the ladies' parlor, too, I'll go right round to the Planters' and fetch him back.
It was on the parlor table last night.
They are regarded generally as far more appropriate in books and in public discourses than in the parlor or at the table.
It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town, to launch myself into the night, especially if it was dark and tempestuous, and set sail from some bright village parlor or lecture room, with a bag of rye or Indian meal upon my shoulder, for my snug harbor in the woods, having made all tight without and withdrawn under hatches with a merry crew of thoughts, leaving only my outer man at the helm, or even tying up the helm when it was plain sailing.
All the attractions of a house were concentrated in one room; it was kitchen, chamber, parlor, and keeping-room; and whatever satisfaction parent or child, master or servant, derive from living in a house, I enjoyed it all.
Most of the guests seemed content in the parlor, listening to Pumpkin Green ramble away about his upcoming Fourth of July water fight.
This floor, bisected by a hall and stairs, contained a living room or parlor on the right, or southern side, and a dining room and kitchen on the left, with the Deans' private quarters, a sitting room-office combination and bedroom, located in the rear.
Dean remained in the room long enough to turn out the parlor lights and finish banking the fire.
Gladys Turnbull was pounding away on a lap top computer in a corner of the parlor while young Martha and Donnie played a game of Old Maid on the sofa.
By the time Dean huffed his way downstairs from the last trip, everyone was assembled in the parlor, and introductions were taking place.
Claire gave a hint of a nod, remaining under the archway to the parlor, as if entering might subject her to some vile disease from these common folk.
The two ladies had joined Fred in the parlor where he was showing them the letters they had purchased from him, sight unseen.
Besides," he added, glancing at the parlor where the Quincy sisters were still gabbing, "I feel a need to get away from here a bit."
As Ryland closed his door, the Quincy sisters came out of the parlor and began climbing the stairs—Effie with a cheery 'good night Mr. and Mrs. Dean,' and Claire with tight-lipped silence.
Dean introduced himself to the large gathering in the parlor, trying without success to remember names.
He tossed her an it's-all-right and, ignoring three more strangers in suits and the crowded parlor, went directly to the phone.
The name given to any meeting for discussion or debate (parlor, to speak), a sense in which it was still used by Joinville, but from the latter half of the 13th century employed in France in a special sense to designate the sessions of the royal court (curia regis).
Instead of sitting at his ease in a parlor car, he went jolting along through mud and mire, exposed to wind and weather.
I am going to have a Christmas tree in the parlor and teacher will hang all of my gifts upon it.
The longer Howie spoke on the phone, the more I felt guilty that we were manipulating him into a parlor game at the expense of his privacy.
After lunch, photographer Brandon Westlake took the opportunity to show a montage of his recent shots, first on the parlor coffee table, and then, as the crowd increased, he presented a full-fledged slide show.
When the meal ended and the dishes were put to bed, the three withdrew to the parlor, now empty of guests who were either dining uptown or waiting in line to do so.
Dean held back the door and Fitzgerald brushed past him, turning into the parlor where most of the Bird Song guests were gathered.
Paul and Paulette were huddled in the parlor looking almost as happy as the front porch pair.
I'm Annie, standing in my parlor, a hundred years ago.
Here we are, in this lovely parlor, just where Annie must have stood, perhaps when Rev. Martin proposed to her!
Cynthia came out of the parlor, followed by Fred, who was still seething over Claire Quincy's appropriation of the gold coins.
Go in the parlor and pour yourself a glass of sherry and put your feet up.
Fred O'Connor sat in the parlor, a Sue Grafton novel in his lap, snoring softly.
Fred O'Connor sat alone in the parlor, notes spread around him on the couch and coffee table.
When he returned to the parlor, Cynthia had emerged from her quarters in time to catch a mini-rerun of Brandon Westlake's slide show—enough to be enthralled.
Sometimes, after staying in a village parlor till the family had all retired, I have returned to the woods, and, partly with a view to the next day's dinner, spent the hours of midnight fishing from a boat by moonlight, serenaded by owls and foxes, and hearing, from time to time, the creaking note of some unknown bird close at hand.
Dean grabbed the paper, gave a glance to the parlor and picked up the portable phone.
He wasn't quite ready for sleep so he wandered back to the parlor, sat in the back corner and picked up a biking magazine.
"In the parlor," he answered.
He fixed himself a cheese sandwich and joined the parlor confab.
She looked up at her husband from her position scotched down on the parlor floor and resumed sorting Christmas ornaments, packing them away as methodically as if she were returning them to the store.
He was so very polite, amiable, good-natured, and genuinely grateful to Pierre for saving his life that Pierre had not the heart to refuse, and sat down with him in the parlor--the first room they entered.