Definition of 'recess'
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It is not difficult to find such claims in the darker recesses of the internet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Somewhere deep in the recesses of government there is an official whose job it is to decide. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Of reaching into the deepest recesses of your inner self and finding the iron will to continue. The Sun (2012)He pushed it back again deep into a recess in his mind. BomberHave you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep? Christianity Today (2000)These people are now enjoying a long summer recess most of us can only dream of. The Sun (2012)How long a recess are they taking? The Sun (2009)Nobody really knows what goes on inside the inner recesses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He delved into the inner recesses of his coat and at last his fingers closed around a small square object. Man of Honour (2007)Our brilliant researchers trawl the deep, dark recesses of news from across the globe. The Sun (2014)Instinct told me it formed the deepest, darkest recesses of the misogynistic capitalist system that is the beauty industry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They may be aware of risks, but they are parked to the deepest recesses of the mind during action. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He added: 'In my view recesses are too long. The Sun (2011)It has made me quite aware of things I was probably trying to hide in the recesses of my mind. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As the news filtered into the deepest recesses of rural Britain, the rabbits held a party to end all parties. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We should recognise it as the noble jungle fowl that, in the deepest recesses of its genetic code, it still is. Times, Sunday Times (2007)By not looking to scour the deepest recesses of your fella's mind, you can remain in the moment and enjoy it. The Sun (2013)A detailed, workmanlike production, just not one that burrows into the darkest recesses of the heart. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has a way with an airy, upbeat tune but his lyrics can venture into the deep, dark recesses of the human soul. The Sun (2008)Like the desire to become a mother, its origins are unknown but are thought to lie deep in the recesses of the female emotional and hormonal make-up. Double Income No Kids Yet? (1989)
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Translations for 'recess'
British English: recess NOUN
A recess is a break between the periods of work of an official body such as a committee, a court of law, or a government.
The conference broke for a recess.
British English: recess VERB
When formal meetings or court cases recess, they stop temporarily.
The hearings have now recessed for dinner.
Definition of recess from the Collins English Dictionary
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