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He gave them one fire, by which a captain was killed, and retired.

When Mrs. Western retired to her room for the night, it was not to sleep.

She would have retired her into the land of things-one-must-forget.

Every one retired to the soup-plate he had scooped in the earth.

Kingozi retired again to his cot; but for a long time he could not get to sleep.

Lady Glistonbury's maid showed him into her lady's dressing-room and retired.

Belinda, after her ladyship's departure, retired to the library.

He retired at last, silenced by Nelson's authority, but not convinced.

He rose to influence as a Commissary-general, then retired from the army and became an inventor.

The general apologized to his faithful progenitor and retired.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "separated from society or public notice," past participle adjective from retire (v.). Meaning "having given up business" is from 1824. Abbreviation ret'd. attested from 1942.

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