Recess in a sentence

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Definition of Recess

  • A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides.
  • The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
  • Remission or suspension of business or procedure; intermission, as of a legislative body, court, or school; as, the children were allowed to play in the school yard during recess.
  • Part of a room formed by the receding of the wall, as an alcove, niche, etc.
  • A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
  • Secret or abstruse part; as, the difficulties and recesses of science; the deepest recesses of the mind.
  • A sinus.
  • To make a recess in; as, to recess a wall.
  • A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.
  • a pause from doing something (as work)
  • an enclosure that is set back or indented
  • an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
  • a small concavity
  • a state of abeyance or suspended business
  • close at the end of a session
  • make a recess in
  • put into a recess

How to use recess in a sentence. Recess pronunciation.

Then he turned toward a table, placed in a recess of the window, laid the pistols upon it, and dropping his head in his hands, meditated deeply many minutes.
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Lescande felt this deeply, and adored his friend, to whom he opened the inmost recesses of his heart, letting out some important secrets.
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The General approached, seized him by the buttonhole, and withdrawing him from the depth of the recess, looked into his eyes as if he wished to penetrate his very soul.
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May I tell you what image I carry of you in the secret recesses of my heart?
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But when I reflected on the grisly sufferings which I had undergone whilst engaged in writing the "Life of Sell," I shrank from the idea of a similar attempt; moreover, I doubted whether I possessed the power to write a similar work-whether the materials for the life of another Sell lurked within the recesses of my brain?
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Seated in a window recess, he watched the hotel frontage, while he read the imperative lines again.
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Hugh Johnstone's Calcutta agent was also solemnly stirred up when his principal gave him some private directions as to the custody of his private papers and a substantial Gladstone bag, consigned to the recesses of the steel vaults.
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It was four o'clock of a wild November afternoon when Major Alan Hawke, cowering in a hooded Irish frieze ulster, crawled deeper into a cave-like recess in the little path leading from the Jersey Arms up to Rozel Head.
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It seemed to her, long after, in thinking of this hour, that it was given to her to see deeper into the recesses of her own depravity than ever mortal had seen before.
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The publication of the First has brought out from their recesses a _new_ heap of Cromwell Letters;-which have been a huge embarrassment to me; for they are highly unimportant for most part, and do not tend to alter or materially modify anything.
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And perhaps few readers will have adequately appreciated the prodigious change effected in the theatre of the human spirit, by the transition, sudden as the explosion of light, in the Hebrew cosmogony, when, from the caprice of a fleshly god, in one hour man mounted to a justice that knew no shadow of change; from cruelty, mounted to a love which was inexhaustible; from gleams of _essential_ evil, to a holiness that could not be fathomed; from a power and a knowledge, under limitations so merely and obviously human,[Footnote: It is a natural thought, to any person who has not explored these recesses of human degradation, that surely the Pagans must have had it in their power to invest their gods with all conceivable perfections, quite as much as we that are _not_ Pagans.
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But sometimes casuistry pressed into the most hallowed recesses of common domestic life.
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Their mountain recesses had never known the presence of this foe.
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The Tories broke once more, and sought safety from their individual enemy in the recesses of Pedee swamp.
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He was encountered by one of the scouting parties of the brigade, carefully blindfolded, and conducted, by intricate paths, through the wild passes, and into the deep recesses of the island.
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To these recesses, through the massed foliage of the forest, the sunlight came as sparingly, and with rays as mellow and subdued, as through the painted window of the old cathedral, falling upon aisle and chancel.
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But suddenly a snowdrift stirs, And what from its recess appears?
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In the recesses what hath stirred Of a heart cold and cynical?
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If you attack a termite building and make a slight breach in its walls, the laborers immediately retire into the inmost recesses of the nest and give place to another class of its inhabitants, the warriors.
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One day the schoolmistress left her penknife open upon her desk, when she went out of her room during the recess; nearly all the girls took it into their hands to look at it, for it had a number of blades, and was rather curious; some of them tried the knife to see how sharp it was.
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Examples of Recess

Example #1
The Count threw a glance of singular interest round the interior of this chamber, which was his own-on the familiar objects-on the sombre hangings-on the bed, prepared for sleep.
Example #2
It showed some pictures by famous masters, statues, bronzes, and rare carvings in ivory.
Example #3
He loved a very young girl who was his cousin, but was as poor as himself.
Example #4
He was nicknamed "Wolfhead," from the refractory nature of his hair; but the elegant Camors stopped the scoffers by protecting the young man with his friendship.
Example #5
Suddenly he spoke, in his thunderous voice.
Example #6
He felt he was to have an immediate explanation.