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adjourn
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • For instance, in the case already mentioned; they never desire to know what claim or title my adversary has to my cow; but whether the said cow were red or black; her horns long or short; whether the field I graze her in be round or square; whether she was milked at home or abroad; what diseases she is subject to, and the like; after which they consult precedents, adjourn the cause from time to time, and in ten, twenty, or thirty years, come to an issue.

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  • The assembly, suppressing a growl of disgust at Mr. Tuffett’s indulgence in the oldest schoolmaster’s trick on record, adjourned and followed him to the front of the building.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Per the instructions that all of you received in advance, we will now adjourn for thirty minutes to allow you to discuss the order with your clients.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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