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  • noundeparture
  • nounplace one goes for peace
  • verbpull back, go away

synonyms for retreats

  • evacuation
  • flight
  • withdrawal
  • ebb
  • retirement
  • sanctuary
  • hideaway
  • shelter
  • resort
  • haven
  • refuge
  • retirement
  • habitat
  • convent
  • privacy
  • harbor
  • covert
  • hermitage
  • solitude
  • cover
  • haunt
  • cell
  • defense
  • ark
  • den
  • cloister
  • security
  • asylum
  • seclusion
  • port
  • ivory tower
  • safe house
  • adytum
  • hiding place
  • safe place
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antonyms for retreats

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  • advance
  • arrival
  • coming
  • face
  • take on
  • go forward
  • keep
  • advance
  • forward
  • forge
  • stay
  • continue
  • enter
  • come
  • meet
  • remain
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How to use retreats in a sentence

I have seen the retreats of continental armies in my time; they are always a scene of horrors.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
If a cliff shore retreats rapidly, it may be driven back into the shore, and its face assumes the curve of a small bay.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
In rejecting this system, she had no friend to conduct her to the warm, sheltered, and congenial retreats of evangelical piety.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Hence those great devotions, those austere retreats from the world, of which some of them have given an example.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
As she sees the thief she stifles a scream and retreats, backing the man out behind her.
FIFTY CONTEMPORARY ONE-ACT PLAYSVARIOUS
Professor Fortescue recalled their past meetings among these serene retreats, and wished they could come over again.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
This task accomplished, she rapidly retreats to the water, leaving the eggs to be hatched by the heat of the sun.
IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
You, who know the noble barbarian in his African retreats, appear to retain more than most men of his fresh natural imagination.
IN THE WRONG PARADISEANDREW LANG
Marion and his men had retreats in the woods and swamps, whence they made sudden raids upon the British.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIESH. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER
The forehead retreats rapidly whenever a creditor is met, or an offended reader espied coming toward the office.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
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