The Vice President held Ryan to account, and he retreated to bromides about strength.
Instead she retreated to Brooklyn, where she lived with then-fiancé, Zak Penley.
Goodman retreated to house arrest at his luxury mansion on $4 million bail.
Lee put the blame for Gettysburg on himself, which was a rare and noble thing to do, then retreated, and kept on fighting.
The SEALs first got a glimpse of bin Laden on a third floor landing, but he escaped their gunshots and retreated into a bedroom.
He retreated, carrying with him the best arms he could select for the use of his general.
Traverse lifted her hand to his lips, bowed, and retreated from the cell.
Caldwell retreated a few steps and then turned back angrily.
The man cast a vindictive look at the prisoner and retreated sullenly.
Chang has retreated towards Manchuria with a broken army, and proclaimed the independence of Manchuria.
c.1300, "a step backward;" late 14c., "act of retiring or withdrawing; military signal for retiring from action or exercise," from Old French retret, noun use of past participle of retrere "draw back," from Latin retrahere "draw back, withdraw, call back," from re- "back" (see re-) + trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)). Meaning "place of seclusion" is from early 15c.; sense of "establishment for mentally ill persons" is from 1797. Meaning "period of retirement for religious self-examination" is from 1756.
early 15c., "to draw in, draw back, leave the extremities," from retreat (n.) and in part from Old French retret, past participle of retrere. Meaning "to fall back from battle" is mid-15c. Related: Retreated; retreating.