the Oval Office


: the office of the U.S. President in the White House

Examples of the Oval Office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On April 20, President Biden welcomed his Colombian counterpart, Gustavo Petro, to a meeting in the Oval Office. Pablo Trujillo Álvarez, National Review, 25 Apr. 2023 The one who actually occupies the Oval Office. Michael D. Shear, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2023 The Democrats’ letter will not necessarily find a sympathetic ear in the Oval Office. Courtney Subramanian, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2023 Biden has hosted union organizers in the Oval Office, and the White House is paying interns for the first time since the 1970s. Will Weissert, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2023 This malady afflicts everyone with a desk in the Oval Office, as every sitting president since the nineteenth century (including vice presidents elevated to the office) has sought at least one additional term as president. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 17 Mar. 2023 President Trump is set to address the nation tonight from the Oval Office. ABC News, 12 Mar. 2023 And when Page showily holds aloft the proclamations dividing Lear’s kingdom, you’re reminded of the hubris of another recent leader, seated behind the Oval Office desk grandiosely doing the same. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2023 Admission is included with the purchase of a ticket to visit the Bush Center’s permanent exhibit, which includes steel from the World Trade Center and a full-scale replica of the Oval Office. Dallas News, 2 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The Oval Office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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