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Keatts, Lewis and Sara Libby had to scrap their first podcast recording Thursday when NBC 7 retracted its story.

In a statement Friday, Bry disavowed any responsibility for spreading misinformation by promoting the story while it was disputed but not yet retracted.

Once the plastic sticks, one for each sample, are retracted and sealed in a bag marked “biohazard,” the residents are hustled out of the facility.

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Sri Lankan police retracted the mistake, but not before Majeed received death threats.

In fairness to the candidates, though, the paper has not written or announced that it withdrew its support or retracted its view that, for example, Elliott should not be fired.

Although Mefferd later apologized for the method of her accusations, she did not retract the substance of the claims.

I cannot and I will not retract anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience.

But when reporters asked him why he felt the need to retract the comment, he said, “So you all could stop asking me about it, OK?”

His manager, agent, and close friends begged him to retract his statement.

Editor Mark Whitaker stood by the article, but had to retract the detail about the Quran.

I do not retract my word, Malcolm; but I am bound, by an early promise to my father, never to enter the doors of a gaming-house.

Then something that he had heard came back to him, and brought a sudden frown to his face, but it was too late to retract.

Some time afterward, turning an expressive look, he said again, "I retract that expression."

This tragedy is bad, and I do not retract a single word of what I have said about it; but the actress is admirable.

By such means it was not difficult to extort admissions which the prisoner was likely to retract at a subsequent time.

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On this page you'll find 103 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retract, such as: back down, back off, cancel, deny, disavow, and disown.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.