He was a cop for 28 years, retiring as an NYPD captain of detectives.
She beat out popular former governor Tommy Thompson for the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl.
In 1964 Pierre Salinger was in the midst of a heated Senate campaign in California when the retiring incumbent died.
retiring Democrats like Chris Dodd fought for credit-card reform.
That includes seven retiring Democrats, some in red states that looked like automatic turnovers to the GOP.
By 10 A.M. a retiring French battalion marched through, and reported that the line was again being withdrawn.
After retiring to the drawing-room she looked anxiously for the arrival of the gentlemen.
The Germans, retiring before them, were caught by our machine-gun fire.
Bosambo, frankly bored, was all for retiring his men to the comforts of the Ochori city.
On the 21st a stronger counter-attack than usual was repulsed, and in pursuing the retiring enemy they secured the northern edge.
1580s, "departing, retreating," present participle adjective from retire (v.). Also "fond of retiring, disposed to seclusion," hence "unobtrusive, modest, subdued" (1766).
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.