One stop brought us into the family sitting-room

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GoodTaste

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Does "One stop brought us into the family sitting-room" mean "we directly entered the family sitting room"? "One stop" is puzzling to me. It sounds as if you stop somewhere (between the door and the room) a while and then come in the room.

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...and I had no desire to aggravate his impatience previous to inspecting the penetralium.One stop brought us into the family sitting-room, without any introductory lobby or passage: they call it here ‘the house’ pre- eminently.


-Wuthering Heights

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Yes, the first stop or space as one enters the house is the sitting room, unlike houses where one usually enters a lobby/foyer before going into the living room.
 

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Yes, the first stop or space as one enters the house is the sitting room, unlike houses where one usually enters a lobby/foyer before going into the living room.

Does sitting-room here simply mean bedroom?
 

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No. It was a room which we might today call a living room. Houses of the middle and upper classes used to have a variety of smaller gathering rooms variously called sitting rooms, parlors, libraries, music rooms, and so on.
 

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No, it is a room where people sit and relax. It is also called a lounge/living room/family room.
 

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When I read your quote, GoodTaste, I thought you were going to ask us about penetralium.
 
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