1 Having got there, he collected two successive loads of stone and dragged them down to the windmill before retiring for the night.
2 She was two years past the retiring age, but in fact no animal had ever actually retired.
3 When the time drew near for retiring, Mr. Bounderby took a glass of water.
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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.
5 On his retiring to his tent, many who had lingered in the lists, to look upon and form conjectures concerning him, also dispersed.
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.
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.
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.
9 Then retiring two steps backward, he permitted the lady to move on.
10 Mrs Bolton was just retiring from her parish duties to take up private nursing jobs.
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11 She was always so gentle and retiring that her emotions were beyond his discrimination.
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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.
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.
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14 Very retiring and gentlemanly he was.
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15 He was a singular man, fierce and quick-tempered, very foul-mouthed when he was angry, and of a most retiring disposition.
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