withdrawal

[ with-draw-uh l, -drawl, with- ]SEE DEFINITION OF withdrawal
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At length the withdrawal was completed, and the brigade returned to camp.

Let me have your note of withdrawal before you leave town this afternoon.

This firm was dissolved in 1865, by the withdrawal of Mr. Thatcher.

Her withdrawal had hinted at other things besides disease and pain.

The case had been dropped: the Honorable Heman had announced its withdrawal.

Withdrawal from a position of that kind is ever fraught with loss of dignity.

There was a long silence after the junior partner's withdrawal.

But with the withdrawal of this Strammers Lady Mary's manner changed.

There was no hint of coquettish hesitation in its withdrawal.

They helped to put a bit of ginger into the withdrawal of the guns.

WORD ORIGIN

1820s, "act of taking back," also "retraction of a statement," from withdraw + -al (2). Earlier words in the same sense were withdrawment (1640s); withdraught (mid-14c.). Meaning "removal of money from a bank, etc." is from 1861; psychological sense is from 1916; meaning "physical reaction to the cessation of an addictive substance" is from 1929 (with an isolated use from 1897; withdrawal symptoms is from 1924). As a synonym for coitus interruptus from 1889.

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