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Closure   /klˈoʊʒər/   Listen

Terminate debate by calling for a vote.  Synonym: cloture.  "Cloture the discussion"

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"Closure" Quotes from Famous Books

... case the criticisms of the family circle, particularly of the smaller Jackson sisters, were so breezy and unrestrained that Mrs. Jackson generally felt it necessary to apply the closure. Indeed, Marjory Jackson, aged fourteen, had on three several occasions been fined pudding at lunch for her caustic comments on the batting of her brother Reggie in important fixtures. Cricket was a tradition in the family, and the ladies, unable to their sorrow to play the game ...
— Mike • P. G. Wodehouse

... the fence was finished. There only remained to fit in a solid door, which would assure the closure of ...
— Godfrey Morgan - A Californian Mystery • Jules Verne

... Christ, since thou art a Jerusalem sinner? How canst thou find in thy heart to set thyself against grace, against such grace as offereth mercy to thee? What spirit possesseth thee, and holds thee back from a sincere closure with thy Saviour? Behold God groaningly complains of thee, saying, "But Israel would none of me." "When I called, none did answer;" Psl. lxxxi. 11; ...
— The Jerusalem Sinner Saved • John Bunyan

... my heavy heart! Consuming care possesseth ev'ry part: Heart-sad Erinnis keeps his mansion here Within the closure of my woful breast; And black Despair with iron sceptre stands, And guides my thoughts down to his hateful cell. The wanton winds with whistling murmur bear My piercing plaints along the desert plains; And woods and groves do ...
— A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. IX • Various

... gangrened, wholly or in part. At times only the mucous membrane is gangrenous. The mucous membrane may be ulcerated and the pus penned in because of a closure of the ...
— Appendicitis: The Etiology, Hygenic and Dietetic Treatment • John H. Tilden, M.D.

... that seventy-five per cent. of cases belong in the latter class. The most common, and at the same time most serious, of the organic troubles, are pericarditis (inflammation of the heart- envelope), and valvular insufficiency (imperfect closure of the valves). The functional disturbances are (almost without exception) due to digestive difficulties. In the first class, if the case is well advanced and the patient past the meridian of life, recovery is improbable, although life may be considerably ...
— The Royal Road to Health • Chas. A. Tyrrell

... own home, wading through the snow, with his saddle-bags thrown over his arm, while separated arteries, penetrated lungs, and injured vitals were whirling through his brain, as if he were stalking over a field of battle, instead of Judge Temples peaceable in closure. ...
— The Pioneers • James Fenimore Cooper

... fails to close as speedily and completely as it should do afterwards. When everything goes on as it ought, the gradual contraction of the opening helps to bring about the separation of the navel string and its detachment, and the perfect closure of the opening takes place at the same time, between the fifth and the eighth day ...
— The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases • Charles West, M.D.

Words linked to "Closure" :   stopper, breech closer, obstruction, obstructor, layoff, end, approach, plug, ending, close, terminate, Gestalt law of organization, termination, conclusion, rules of order, breechblock, deciding, decision making, coming, guillotine, bank closing, implosion, vapour lock, parliamentary law, impediment, plant closing, order, obstructer, approaching, impedimenta, parliamentary procedure, vapor lock, Gestalt principle of organization, stopple

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