Definition of Retreated

1. Noun. People who have retreated. "He had only contempt for the retreated"

Generic synonyms: People



Definition of Retreated

1. Verb. (past of retreat) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retreated

1. retreat [v] - See also: retreat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retreated

retraumatizing
retravel
retraveled
retraveling
retravelled
retravelling
retravels
retread
retreaded
retreading
retreads
retreat
retreat from reality
retreatant
retreatants
retreated (current term)
retreater
retreaters
retreatful
retreating
retreatlike
retreatment
retreatments
retreats
retree
retrees
retrench
retrenched
retrenches
retrenching

Literary usage of Retreated

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1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... as I thought, the mof t agreeable life that nature was capable of directing, or that a man always bred to misfortunes was capable of being retreated to. ..."

2. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... on tho heights retreated with all s|>ood, nnd the whole ... while their own troop retreated, «a the rest of the Athenian force was uow coming against ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... plan contemplated, and while at first brilliantly successful, he was at last defeated. Jackson, however, retreated on the llth across the Rapidan. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"court, which had gradually retreated from the confines of Thrace to the more secure station of Sirmium. Five months after the death of Valens the emperor ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... he received the information that the Prussians defeated at Ligny had not retreated to Namur and Liege, and he sent a message to Grouchy informing him of ..."

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