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A comfortable chair, typically upholstered, with side supports for a person's arms.
- ‘Opposite the table was another sitting area, with sofas and armchairs forming three sides of a square.’
- ‘The studio is furnished with sofas, armchairs and a coffee table - not a desk in sight.’
- ‘The group moved towards the tables, sofas and armchairs at the far corner of the club where the seating area was.’
- ‘Once seated in the armchairs around a blazing fire, they ordered tea and waited silently.’
- ‘Tea served in wicker armchairs at three am gives a colonial feel to the place.’
- ‘Simon, seated side by side with his sister in matching armchairs, silently complimented her on her tactfulness.’
- ‘Patients sitting in the comfort of their armchairs are having vital signs monitored in a hi-tech link up with nurses.’
- ‘They sat, as they always did, in the faded velvet armchairs on either side of the fire.’
- ‘Comfortable armchairs and low ottomans ensure visitors enjoy their drinks.’
- ‘Immediately upon entering there was a living room, with a sofa and two armchairs.’
- ‘The nurse led them towards a comfy looking room, with plenty of armchairs and sofas.’
- ‘These are like well furnished drawing rooms, equipped with coffee tables and comfortable armchairs.’
- ‘Central to the room was a conversation sofa, flanked on either side by a suite of comfortable Georgian buttoned leather armchairs.’
- ‘Joe and Hoss took their coffee and sat down in the armchairs on either side of the fireplace.’
- ‘Office chairs, armchairs, sofas - your back is in peril from all of them.’
- ‘We should not sit back in our comfortable armchairs in our secure society and judge them out of context.’
- ‘Two armchairs stood by each side of the hearth and I sat down in one of them to get warm.’
- ‘The visitors' lounge turned out to be a kind of living room, with a sofa and a rug and several armchairs.’
- ‘We inherited a sofa and a couple of armchairs, as well as a fridge from friends who'd moved out.’
- ‘On delivery, I discovered that one of the armchairs did not have the footrest feature that I ordered.’
attributive Lacking or not involving practical or direct experience of a particular subject or activity.‘armchair adventurers’
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