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But let us adjourn to my study, and examine these new stories.

The congressman insisted that they should adjourn to his rooms.

I must tell you a short anecdote—But shall we adjourn to the terrace?

"It would be as well, perhaps, to adjourn this conversation," said Culduff.

After dinner we'll adjourn to their room and lighten it up a little.

Until a majority of States were represented, the delegates could only adjourn from day to day.

A couple of minutes more and they've concluded to adjourn to the corridor.

I might talk easier too, if we could adjourn to the window alcove over there.

But there was a general cry to adjourn, and the clerk declared the House adjourned.

It took only a minute to elect Christy and adjourn the ill-fated meeting.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., ajournen, "assign a day" (for convening or reconvening), from Old French ajourner (12c.) "meet" (at an appointed time), from the phrase à jorn "to a stated day" (à "to" + journ "day," from Latin diurnus "daily;" see diurnal).

The sense is to set a date for a re-meeting. Meaning "to close a meeting" (with or without intention to reconvene) is from early 15c. Meaning "to go in a body to another place" (1640s) is colloquial. The unhistorical -d- was added 16c. Related: Adjourned; adjourning.

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