The tech world is all about innovation—yet refuses to retire the Old World value of ‘no adult content.’
As long as we're on the topic of misconceptions, can we retire the tired comparison of Romantic poets to '60s rock stars?
In late 2004, after Daschle lost his Senate seat to Republican John Thune, Rouse was planning to retire.
Quashing rumors that the White House had pushed her out, Powell told the press that she'd been planning to retire for months.
So, the prince in the old saying “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper” might need to retire.
They then retire, and the trooper is brought in and makes his defence.
It is about my bedtime, and I think I will go to my sampan and retire.
As he said this, Don Fernando turned as if to retire and quit the island.
When it became the custom to retire it became indecent not to retire.
Having my gun loaded, I threatened them with death, if they did not retire.
1530s, of armies, "to retreat," from Middle French retirer "to withdraw (something)," from re- "back" (see re-) + Old French tirer "to draw" (see tirade). Related: Retired; retiring.
Meaning "to withdraw" to some place, especially for the sake of privacy, is recorded from 1530s; sense of "leave an occupation" first attested 1640s (implied in retirement). Meaning "to leave company and go to bed" is from 1660s. Transitive sense is from 1540s, originally "withdraw, lead back" (troops, etc.); meaning "to remove from active service" is from 1680s. Baseball sense of "to put out" is recorded from 1874.