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Plural for an act of moving back or withdrawing
“Michaela almost took a step back in retreat but she checked herself and lifted her chin.”
Plural for a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax
“The central court is conceived as the largest room in the house, providing a common area and a sheltered retreat in summer.”
Plural for a period or place of seclusion for the purposes of prayer and meditation
“The number of Catholics who attend the annual retreat has swelled.”
Plural for the act of altering one's opinion about something
“Democrats welcomed the President's retreat on the tax issue.”
To hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
“With winter coming on, Napoleon finds his invasion stalled and he is forced to retreat from Russia.”
Move back or withdraw
“Slumping back in his seat, the head of Sleet house let out a quiet sigh as he watched his false friends retreat from the table.”
To alter one's opinion about something
“The government had to retreat over the plan.”
A remote, secluded, or secret place
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