Definition of Retracting

1. Verb. (present participle of retract) ¹



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Definition of Retracting

1. retract [v] - See also: retract

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retracting

retract
retractable
retractables
retractably
retractate
retractation
retractations
retracted
retracted publication
retracted tongue root
retractible
retractile
retractilities
retractility
retracting (current term)
retraction
retraction fibre
retraction of publication
retraction syndrome
retractions
retractive
retractives
retractor
retractors
retracts
retrad
retrahens aurem
retraict
retraicts

Literary usage of Retracting

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1. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1866)
"He was prompt in giving his opinion, but equally prompt in retracting it as soon as any one proved to him that he was wrong, or as soon as Carnot had spoken ..."

2. Pennsylvania, Province and State: A History from 1609 to 1790 by Albert Sidney Bolles (1899)
"He was abroad at the time of Charles's restoration, and preferred exile to retracting his political faith. For seventeen years he had lived abroad; ..."

3. A Brief for the Trial of Civil Issues Before a Jury by Austin Abbott, William Charles Wermuth (1922)
"retracting. If a party, after causing a witness: to be sworn, or a deposition to be taken, refuses to examine the witness or read the deposition, ..."

4. The Law Relating to Particulars and Conditions of Sale on a Sale of Land by William Frederick Webster (1889)
"CONDITION AS TO retracting BIDDING. In the absence of stipulation, any bidding may be retracted before the hammer is down: Payne v. ..."

5. The House of Howard by Gerald Brenan, Edward Phillips Statham (1907)
"... and without retracting any of the opinions which he had maintained. His name is still remembered in the North Country. " It is long, very long ago," ..."

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