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Shy and fond of being on one's own
“She wondered a little bit how such a delicate child - she had always been a child, all the long years that Isobel had known her - such a retiring girl could have raised a woman like Nixea.”
Shy and fond of being on one's own
Present participle for withdraw to or from a particular place
“What's more, she preferred her own bedroom to any other area of the house and would often retire there when visitors arrived.”
Present participle for leave one's job and cease to work, typically on reaching the normal age for leaving service
“Fixed annuities help stabilize income from investments, and are most commonly used by people who are not fully participating in the workforce, are about to retire or have retired.”
Present participle for to cause to retire
“The question here is whether a transfer of property that extinguishes the trust by merging the beneficial and legal interest can in any sense be said to retire a trustee.”
Present participle for to withdraw
“The great black dragon was forced to retire from the fight.”
Present participle for to let go from office, service, or employment
“… as a part of its restructuring, the company has begun to retire its older employees.”
Present participle for to go to bed
“The music started to die down, and the king announced for everyone to retire for the night.”
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