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 Meanings and Examples of RETREAT
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retreat
 n.  receding; pull back or move away or backward; withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  And, indeed, a more delightful retreat in which to recuperate could not possibly have been found.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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2  I can retreat into my underground hole.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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3  But I changed my mind and preferred to beat a resentful retreat.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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4  For the first time, after a fortnight's retreat, the Russian troops had halted and after a fight had not only held the field but had repulsed the French.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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5  The French, the spy reported, having crossed the Vienna bridge, were advancing by forced marches toward Znaim, which lay sixty-six miles off on the line of Kutuzov's retreat.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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6  The attack of the Sixth Chasseurs secured the retreat of our right flank.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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7  The French were putting out the fire which the wind was spreading, and thus gave us time to retreat.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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8  Bagration had sent Zherkov to the general commanding that left flank with orders to retreat immediately.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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9  It was no longer possible for the hussars to retreat with the infantry.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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10  Those who retreat after a battle have lost it is what we say; and according to that it is we who lost the battle of Pultusk.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
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11  "Come to the mistress, please," said the footman in his deep bass, intercepting any retreat.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
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12  Each step of the retreat was accompanied by a complicated interplay of interests, arguments, and passions at headquarters.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
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13  For the Pavlograd hussars, however, the whole of this retreat during the finest period of summer and with sufficient supplies was a very simple and agreeable business.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
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14  If they regretted having to retreat, it was only because they had to leave billets they had grown accustomed to, or some pretty young Polish lady.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
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15  Then came an order to retreat to Sventsyani and destroy any provisions they could not carry away with them.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
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Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  I believe people should live in houses that allow them to retreat from the harsh realities of life.
2  They knew when to attack and when to retreat.
3  We saw the rain and made a hasty retreat into the bar.
4  The defeated army had to retreat hastily from the field of battle.
5  The army beat a hasty retreat.
6  I decided to beat a hasty retreat.
7  It was not a conscious choice to retreat from public life.
8  In military parlance this is known as a fast retreat.
9  Our soldiers force the enemy to retreat.
10  They say they will stay to rebuild their homes rather than retreat to refugee camps.
11  Volunteers return to their normal lives in profound silence, as if they had been on a sacred retreat.
12  Everywhere that freedom takes hold, and terror will retreat.
13  The company was forced to retreat through the barrage of heavy cannons.
14  It looks like Alice Hoffman wisely thought to retreat from the field and suspended or cancelled her account.
15  Wheeler's proposal has been assailed as a full-scale retreat from the open-Internet principle traditionally upheld by the commission.