Retire in a sentence

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Definition of Retire

  • To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
  • To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
  • To cause to retire; specifically, to designate as no longer qualified for active service; to place on the retired list; as, to retire a military or naval officer.
  • To go back or return; to draw back or away; to keep aloof; to withdraw or retreat, as from observation; to go into privacy; as, to retire to his home; to retire from the world, or from notice.
  • To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.
  • To withdraw from a public station, or from business; as, having made a large fortune, he retired.
  • To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs.
  • To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.
  • A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.
  • prepare for sleep
  • cause to get out
  • cause to be out on a fielding play
  • lose interest
  • pull back or move away or backward
  • dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
  • go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
  • withdraw from active participation
  • make (someone) retire
  • break from a meeting or gathering
  • withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds

How to use retire in a sentence. Retire pronunciation.

Taking a torch from one of them, he bade them retire, and the doors clanged behind them.
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He wished to remove; and he used to retire daily to a little grove, and _pray that God would send some one to buy his farm_. This prayer was not answered.
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They did not retire, but continued in fervent prayer that God would send them food.
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She then withdrew, leaning on the arm of Queen Hortense; and Prince Eugene endeavored to retire at the same moment through the cabinet, but his strength failed, and he fell insensible between the two doors.
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The milliner, much astonished that she was not put rudely out of the door, hastened to retire; but when she reached the last step of the stairs leading to the apartments of her Majesty the Empress, she encountered an agent of the police, who requested her as politely as possible to enter a cab which awaited her in the Court of the Carrousel.
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Just as the Emperor, who had been present at the fete for two or three hours, was about to retire, one of the curtains, blown by the breeze, took fire from the lights, which had been placed too near the windows, and was instantly in flames.
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At five o'clock in the morning, as the situation of the Empress continued the same, the Emperor ordered every one to retire, and himself withdrew in order to take his bath; for the anxiety he had undergone made a moment of repose very necessary to him in his great agitation.
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One of these men bought a farm, but did not retire to it.
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Resolute to avoid a long _tete-a-tete_, which was sure to exasperate her temper, Nancy kept Mary in the room, and listened to no hint from Jessica that they should retire for the accustomed privacy.
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She declared she could endure it no longer, and must retire to her chamber.
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Retire in the interval, leave the door open, and when you hear Monsieur de Camors enter the court of the hotel, return.
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The Marquise immediately rang violently several times, and Camors did not retire till he heard the sound of hastening feet on the stairs.
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It is equally demonstrated that this new arm is entirely different from artillery in its functions, and can live where the latter is compelled to retire.
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His associations quite overcame him: all Fantaisie rushed upon his memory, and he was obliged to retire to a less frequented part of the room to relieve his too excited feelings.
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Already the prominent state he represented seemed to retire to the background.
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Harriet was the last to retire.
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The girls were quite ready to retire, and lost no time in turning in after the departure of their guests.
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They did not retire until daylight, after which they got a few hours of sleep.
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But when he saw himself troubled by many, and not being permitted to retire, as he wished, being afraid lest he himself should be puffed up by what the Lord was doing by him, or lest others should count of him above what he was, he resolved to go to the Upper Thebaid, to those who knew him not.
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Antony's cell was only large enough to let a man lie down in it; and on the mountain top, reached by a difficult and winding stair, were two other cells of the same size, cut in the stony rock, to which he used to retire from the visitors and disciples, when they came to the garden.
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Examples of Retire

Example #1
Harrik held up the torch and came nearer.
Example #2
The doors opened, and two slaves held up lights for him to enter.
Example #3
Better things were in store.
Example #4
The thought of bringing up a family in such a place distressed him.
Example #5
About two and a half miles distant lived a young married man in comfortable circumstances, by the name of Joseph Clason (the author of the story).
Example #6
They resolved upon prayer, having a firm trust in their Heavenly Father, whom for many years they had been humbly serving.