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synonyms for retractation

  • abjuration
  • abnegation
  • about-face
  • abrogation
  • annulment
  • backpedaling
  • backtracking
  • contradiction
  • contraversion
  • denial
  • disavowal
  • disclaimer
  • forswearing
  • nullification
  • palinode
  • recall
  • recantation
  • repudiation
  • reversal
  • revocation
  • unsaying
  • volte-face
  • withdrawal
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How to use retractation in a sentence

I have acknowledged the authorship, and declared that to-morrow I will give my answer concerning retractation.
HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY, VOL 2J. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
It is a volume of retractation, more ample and more convincing than his energetic pen could have produced.
LIFE OF THOMAS PAINERICHARD CARLILE
In spite of a useless retractation of his "errors," he was never released, and died in prison in 1758.
BOOKS FATAL TO THEIR AUTHORSP. H. DITCHFIELD
Charterhouse monks:their retractation of their Supremacy oath, 327;executed for treason, 328.
THE DIVORCE OF CATHERINE OF ARAGONJ.A. FROUDE
On May 21st his emissary was offering peace on the terms of the retractation of the Edict of Restitution.
THE THIRTY YEARS' WARSAMUEL RAWSON GARDINER
But he could not pen a letter of retractation, and there remained with him a new cause of exasperated wretchedness.
NEW GRUB STREETGEORGE GISSING
His attacks on the Church led to persecution, in the end he made a retractation, but nevertheless he died in prison.
LIFE OF JOHNSON, VOLUME 4 (OF 6)BOSWELL
The entire magistracy pursued her, and endeavoured to wring a retractation from her.
THE THREE CITIES TRILOGY, COMPLETEEMILE ZOLA
And Brahman has been defined as that from which there proceed the origination, sustentation, and retractation of this world.
THE VEDANTA-SUTRAS WITH THE COMMENTARY BY SANKARACARYATRANSLATOR: GEORGE THIBAUT
The popular belief was that his retractation was the effect of the tears, expostulations and reproaches of his wife.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
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WORDS RELATED TO RETRACTATION

  • abjuration
  • abnegation
  • about-face
  • abrogation
  • annulment
  • backpedaling
  • backtracking
  • contradiction
  • contraversion
  • denial
  • disavowal
  • disclaimer
  • forswearing
  • nullification
  • recall
  • recantation
  • repudiation
  • retractation
  • reversal
  • revocation
  • unsaying
  • volte-face
  • withdrawal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.