a time...... of closure


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Mandarin / the Shanghai Dialect

"Now the day is over; night is drawing nigh." Throughout human history, night signaled a putting away of the tools and the toys, a time of turning inward, of retrospection, of lighting lamps, of rest, of closure, of waiting.

From Let there be night by Paul Bogard

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019

clo•sure /ˈkloʊʒɚ/ n.

1.the act of closing or the state of being closed: [countable]the closures of several companies.[uncountable]forcing closure of the border.

2.a bringing to an end;
conclusion:[uncountable]His writing needs better closure; he doesn't know how to end an essay.

closure - WordReference.com Dictionary of English

How can I understand “closure” here? Does it mean you close your life?
  • Chez

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    English English
    Not necessarily. It is the end of the travails of the day and time to rest and think back on events.
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