Definition of Retreating

1. Verb. (present participle of retreat) ¹



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Definition of Retreating

1. retreat [v] - See also: retreat

Lexicographical Neighbors of Retreating

retravelled
retravelling
retravels
retread
retreaded
retreading
retreads
retreat
retreat from reality
retreatant
retreatants
retreated
retreater
retreaters
retreatful
retreating (current term)
retreatlike
retreatment
retreatments
retreats
retree
retrees
retrench
retrenched
retrenches
retrenching
retrenchment
retrenchments
retriable
retrial

Literary usage of Retreating

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"On an inspection of the map it was manifest that Hardee, in retreating from Fayetteville, had baited in the narrow. ..."

2. Coal Mining in Arkansas by Alvin Arthur Steel (1910)
"The main objection to longwall retreating is the cost of development. ... The cost of development for longwall retreating can best be reduced by mining the ..."

3. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"Straggling combats ensued from time to time, and the retreating British left nothing undone which brave men retreating could do; but the incessant, ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1875)
"... saw the colours retreating with only a small CHAP, band around them. ... between the retreating colours and the enemy advancing to overtake them, ..."

5. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"The cottages looked more snug and comfortable, and their inhabitants were seen only for a moment, and then went quietly in and shut the door, retreating ..."

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