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Definition take a break or close a formal meeting or gathering
  • Immediately thereafter, the ladies adjourned for refreshments.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
adjourned = took a break or finished a meeting
  • The meeting is now adjourned.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • adjourned = officially ended
  • For Grace's sake, they had adjourned all decision on what future, if any, their marriage might have.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • 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
  • 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 judge rapped for order, and said: "Court will adjourn for one hour."
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • This body passed a resolution to adjourn for the purpose of visiting Tuskegee.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Congress adjourned on schedule and its members left town, along with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • At six o'clock Ed Soames made the announcement: the jurors had adjourned for the night.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • After dinner, we continued celebrating and somehow the party got adjourned back to the installation.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • If you need to speak with me, we can adjourn briefly to my office.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • The same day as Lee's capture, Washington learned that Congress had adjourned in order to move to a safer location at Baltimore.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The defense holds that the court shall be adjourned.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • Before the congress adjourned, it was decided that another congress of American writers would be called in New York the following summer, 1935.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • When all the evidence had been taken, the court was adjourned for almost an hour.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • The Judges having to take part in a public demonstration out of doors, the Tribunal adjourned.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • But with that particular incident the court was adjourned for this day.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Howsomever, court was adjourned before the judge passed sentence.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • 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
  • Judge Iversen agreed that the court should adjourn for lunch.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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