RETIRING's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of retiring
Definition:
a. shy and reserved; modest
Example:
Given Susan's retiring personality, no one expected her to take up public speaking.
Sentence in Classic:
I have got authority from the retiring manager to undertake the necessary changes in the staff and in the rearrangement of the work; and I must make use of the Christmas week for that, so as to have everything in order for the new year.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Context
In another moment he was flying down the street with his pail and a tingling rear, Tom was whitewashing with vigor, and Aunt Polly was retiring from the field with a slipper in her hand and triumph in her eye.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Having got there, he collected two successive loads of stone and dragged them down to the windmill before retiring for the night.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
Just as they were arranging themselves round the table, and Levin was on the point of retiring, the old prince came in, and after greeting the ladies, addressed Levin.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
On retiring to her own room, she sat in an armchair, her eyes fixed on a miniature portrait of her son on the lid of a snuffbox, while the tears kept coming into her eyes.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He gave me his word he would not retreat, but suddenly sent instructions that he was retiring that night.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He never saw my aunt without immediately displaying every tooth in his head, retiring under a chair, and growling incessantly: with now and then a doleful howl, as if she really were too much for his feelings.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
In various routes, according to the different quarters from which they came, and in groups of various numbers, the spectators were seen retiring over the plain.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
He considered his disposition as of the sort which must suffer heavily, uniting very strong feelings with quiet, serious, and retiring manners, and a decided taste for reading, and sedentary pursuits.
Persuasion By Jane Austen Context
Sir Charles was a retiring man, but the chance of his illness brought us together, and a community of interests in science kept us so.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
The cavalcade had not long passed, before the branches of the bushes that formed the thicket were cautiously moved asunder, and a human visage, as fiercely wild as savage art and unbridled passions could make it, peered out on the retiring footsteps of the travelers.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context