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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RETRO

I have not come to make any base propositions to you—retro, Satanas!

I quickly left the spot and returned to my hotel, determined to say, "Retro me, Sathanas!"

As he fell to the floor, he was grateful it was that and not a retro gun.

If millions are offered me, I wave them back: Retro, Sathanas!

I went home with a satisfied conscience, murmuring, Per la impacciata via, retro al suo duce.

He turned the retro gun over slowly; it was just a gun; there were countless others like it.

And while Luise hadn't concealed that she was a retro and so had given herself away, he wasn't going to make that mistake.

The women of the Balkan – buried under provocative mask-like make up, retro hairstyles and too narrow dresses.

The women of the Balkan - buried under provocative mask-like make up, retro hairstyles and too narrow dresses.

Scio me retro ad inspiciendam altitudinem mulieris frequentius organi mentionem fecisse quod Graecitas dioptran vocat.

WORD ORIGIN

1974, from French rétro (1973), supposedly first used of a revival c.1968 of Eva Peron-inspired fashions and short for rétrograde (see retrograde). There is an isolated use in English from 1768, and the word apparently was used in 19c. French as a term in billiards. As a noun, short for retro-rocket (1948) from 1961.

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