recess


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depths

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adjourn

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Synonyms for recess

a pause or interval, as from work or duty

to interrupt regular activity for a short period

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a state of abeyance or suspended business

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an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)

an enclosure that is set back or indented

a pause from doing something (as work)

put into a recess

make a recess in

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close at the end of a session

References in classic literature ?
Withdrawing the key I stepped back from the recess.
The earliest indication I had of this was a low moaning cry from the depth of the recess. It was not the cry of a drunken man.
Next day Amy was rather late at school, but could not resist the temptation of displaying, with pardonable pride, a moist brown-paper parcel, before she consigned it to the inmost recesses of her desk.
We kept ourselves concealed in the shadow of the recess, and looked through the open doorway.
We drew back, just in time to escape it, against the wall of the recess. The chair passed on, and burst aside the hanging tapestry.
A harp, and other matters of a very uncanonical appearance, were also visible when this dark recess was opened.
Out of the recesses of a dark closet, into which this aperture gave admittance, he brought a large pasty, baked in a pewter platter of unusual dimensions.
'Nobody shall go near her,' said the man, starting fiercely up, as the undertaker approached the recess. 'Keep back!
The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; he who is skilled in attack flashes forth from the topmost heights of heaven.
These beautiful and verdant recesses, running through and softening the rugged mountains, were cheering and refreshing to the wayworn travellers.
Indeed, your last letter has amazed and confounded me,--so much so that, on once more looking into the recesses of my heart, I perceive that I was perfectly right in what I did.
As he did not, however, outwardly express any such disgust, it would be an ill office in us to pay a visit to the inmost recesses of his mind, as some scandalous people search into the most secret affairs of their friends, and often pry into their closets and cupboards, only to discover their poverty and meanness to the world.
The wild glare of these enormous flambeaux, lighting up with a startling brilliancy the innermost recesses of the vale, and seen moving rapidly along beneath the canopy of leaves, the savage shout of the excited messengers sounding the news of their approach, which was answered on all sides, and the strange appearance of their naked bodies, seen against the gloomy background, produced altogether an effect upon my mind that I shall long remember.
She raised her moist and beautiful eyes, and looked at William with a glance full of meaning, which was calculated to stir up in the recesses of his heart the clemency which was slumbering there.
Like all woods, it seemed to be holding and enfolding secrets in its recesses,--secrets whose charm is only to be won by entering in and patiently seeking.