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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
  take a break or close a formal meeting or gathering
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adjournment adjourn adjourned adjourns adjourning
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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
  • The study was too close to the children’s bedrooms for a late-night talk, so the headmistress and I adjourned to a little greenhouse that edged the woods.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • At the end of three days of intense litigation, the judge adjourned the proceedings in the late afternoon.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • Hardly was the sun risen (at three A.M.) when they all left the den and adjourned to a nearby sandy knoll.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Meeting adjourned.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "Meeting adjourned," the others said.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The meeting was adjourned due to panic.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • We’ll adjourn until one thirty for lunch."
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Somebody move to adjourn.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine

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  • Let us adjourn this meeting to the abbey kitchens, where perhaps Brother Eulogius may be persuaded to provide us with a warming drink.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Immediately thereafter, the ladies adjourned for refreshments.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • As Coin adjourns the meeting, Haymitch asks her if he can speak to me privately.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I’ll agree to adjourn until Monday.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • The Judges having to take part in a public demonstration out of doors, the Tribunal adjourned.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Now, Langdon and the others had adjourned suddenly to another room, extinguishing the study lights as they went.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "The sitting is adjourned, gentlemen," said the president; "fresh inquiries will be made, and the case will be tried next session by another magistrate."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "This meeting of the council is adjourned," Silenus said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • And the war council adjourned.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • When the meeting adjourned, the men hastened to leave.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Court had adjourned; the noises of the departing audience clattered in the corridor beyond the lavatory door.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • ’In that case,’ said the Dodo solemnly, rising to its feet, ’I move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more energetic remedies—’
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • ’Court’s adjourned,’ she whispered, and then she ran.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • After dinner, we immediately adjourned to the schoolroom: lessons recommenced, and were continued till five o’clock.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • But all he did was to point out the lateness of the hour and to ask for an adjournment till the following afternoon.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Reyna will meet you there after the senate adjourns.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Someone in the room giggled, someone else moaned, "Oh, no!" and our faculty advisor stood up and suggested that the meeting be adjourned.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • They thrust him into a cell room, where other prisoners were waiting; and as soon as court had adjourned they led him down with them into the "Black Maria," and drove him away.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • We dined on these occasions in the kitchen, and adjourned, for the nuts and oranges and apples to the parlor; which was a change very like Joe’s change from his working-clothes to his Sunday dress.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The meeting is adjourned, then, I hear her say.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • This body passed a resolution to adjourn for the purpose of visiting Tuskegee.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • So it was an unusually lively meeting, and did not adjourn till a late hour, when it broke up with three shrill cheers for the new member.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The people stand when the Court is adjourned, and while the Judge and his assessors leave the Court.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • The judge rapped for order, and said: "Court will adjourn for one hour."
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • At six o’clock Ed Soames made the announcement: the jurors had adjourned for the night.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • As the next motion on the agenda paper may I suggest that the house do now adjourn?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • For our part, adjourning the development of our thought to another occasion, we will confine ourselves to saying that we neither understand man as a point of departure nor progress as an end, without those two forces which are their two motors: faith and love.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I bid them be quiet, now that they saw me returned, and, benumbed to my very heart, I dragged up-stairs; whence, after putting on dry clothes, and pacing to and fro thirty or forty minutes, to restore the animal heat, I adjourned to my study, feeble as a kitten: almost too much so to enjoy the cheerful fire and smoking coffee which the servant had prepared for my refreshment.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Yes, yes, we will adjourn indoors.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • When all the evidence had been taken, the court was adjourned for almost an hour.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • I think we’d better adjourn this discussion and go to bed.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Therefore we three adjourned to the apprentices together, and I made one in the dance.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Sanguine by nature, Troy had a power of eluding grief by simply adjourning it.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Meeting is adjourned.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • We had an adjourned cause in the Consistory that day — about excommunicating a baker who had been objecting in a vestry to a paving-rate — and as the evidence was just twice the length of Robinson Crusoe, according to a calculation I made, it was rather late in the day before we finished.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Eragon had obeyed, and there he had remained while Orik forced the clanmeet to adjourn until the following morning, on the grounds that an emergency had arisen within his clan that required his immediate attention.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Whenever the conference adjourned, I noticed, as no doubt his lordship did with some concern, that Mr Lewis would quickly take M. Dupont away to some corner or other where they could confer quietly.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • We adjourned to the conference room, and in a few moments, Red Stevens was once again speaking to us from the video screen.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • The Court is adjourned without day.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • Congress adjourned on schedule and its members left town, along with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
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