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  • noun Plural form of recess.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of recess.

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Examples

  • We can now say that a source close to Justice Souter has confirmed to CNN that he plans to retire from the court after the term recesses in late June.

    CNN Transcript Apr 30, 2009

  • We can now say that a source close to Justice Souter has confirmed to CNN that he plans to retire from the court after the term recesses in late June.

    CNN Transcript Apr 30, 2009

  • Jinn who haunted the mountain recesses and the forest wilds ages before the first man trod the earth.

    The Fairies and the Christmas Child

  • The ceilings were low; the walls rough papered or rougher whitewashed; the sashes not hung; the rooms, otherwise well enough proportioned, stuck with little cupboards, in recesses and corners, and out of the way places, in a style impertinently suggestive of housekeeping, and fitted to shock any symmetrical set of nerves.

    Queechy

  • Souter will leave after the current court term recesses in June, source says

    CNN.com

  • David Souter, 69, will leave after current court term recesses in June, source says

    CNN.com

  • Souter will leave after the current court term recesses in June, the source said.

    CNN Political Ticker

  • Souter will leave after the current court term recesses in June, the source said.

    CNN Political Ticker

  • The condition of Mexico is very distressing, but if intervention has to come it means the raising of a great army of two or three or perhaps four hundred thousand men, and the garrisoning of all the towns with a view to bringing about tranquility, because that country with its fifteen millions and its vast expanses and forests and mountain recesses offers an even more serious problem than the Philippines in its tranquilization; and therefore we are praying in our country that we may be spared the necessity of undertaking for the world that most burdensome work.

    Empire

  • The intermissions in the proceedings of a day are termed recesses, whether the assembly voted to take a recess, or whether it simply adjourned having previously adopted a program or rule providing for the hours of meeting.

    3. Art. III. Privileged Motions. 18. Take a Recess.

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