RETIRING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RETIRING
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retiring
 a.  shy and reserved; modest
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In Chapter VII
2  She was two years past the retiring age, but in fact no animal had ever actually retired.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
3  When the time drew near for retiring, Mr. Bounderby took a glass of water.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
4  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  On his retiring to his tent, many who had lingered in the lists, to look upon and form conjectures concerning him, also dispersed.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  Prince John had proceeded thus far, and was about to give the signal for retiring from the lists, when a small billet was put into his hand.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
7  He called upon his chamberlain as he gave the signal for retiring from the lists, and commanded him instantly to gallop to Ashby, and seek out Isaac the Jew.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
8  Look forth again, Rebecca," said Ivanhoe, mistaking the cause of her retiring; "the archery must in some degree have ceased, since they are now fighting hand to hand.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
9  Then retiring two steps backward, he permitted the lady to move on.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
10  Mrs Bolton was just retiring from her parish duties to take up private nursing jobs.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
11  She was always so gentle and retiring that her emotions were beyond his discrimination.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
12  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
Get Context   In Chapter 11
13  "That is the best I can do for you," he said, stepping down and retiring to the path, where he resumed the smoking of his pipe as he walked up and down.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
14  Very retiring and gentlemanly he was.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
15  He was a singular man, fierce and quick-tempered, very foul-mouthed when he was angry, and of a most retiring disposition.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
Example Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
16  He has no plans to retire as editor of the magazine.
17  He is hoping to retire early on medical grounds.
18  He had no plans to retire even though he is now very comfortably off.
19  So far, the company says, more than 13,000 employees have taken voluntary redundancy or agreed to retire early.
20  They thought whatever wrongs had been done under his leadership, he had the right to retire with dignity.
21  when they retire at the age of 45, they get another job, such as real estate agent and dabble in that industry.
22  I retired late, for as always the morning would arrive too soon.
23  When she retired, she moved back to her home town.
24  When Jim's uncle retired from the railway company, he was given a gold watch.
25  Xiao Li has made a pair of cottonpadded trousers for a retired worker.
26  The retired worker usually waters his garden every day except on rainy days.
27  The association works to promote the status of retired people as useful members of the community.
28  The jury has retired to consider its verdict.
29  She was retired on medical grounds.
30  He is a retired naval officer.