v. withdraw; take back; draw back or in
"Conditions will probably only start to retract from the middle of the first quarter of 2007," Downing said.
Sentence in Classic:
No; you must excuse me; I cannot retract my consent; it is too far settled, everybody would be so disappointed, Tom would be quite angry; and if we are so very nice, we shall never act anything.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
However, the permission was given, and was never retracted; for when the month was out, Peggotty and I were ready to depart.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
A caddy retracted his statement and the only other witness admitted that he might have been mistaken.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context
I am going to Beauchamp, in whose journal this paragraph appears, and I shall insist on his retracting the assertion before two witnesses.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Many of the coloured papers, especially those that were the organs of religious bodies, joined in the general chorus of condemnation or demands for retraction.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context