She still suffers seizure-like episodes, pulling her hair or retreating into herself.
His penchant for formalwear helped, but it had more to do with him pulling a party together and then retreating from it.
Batman resents Superman for disbanding the Justice League and retreating into isolating.
Finally, many will ask why I am coming forward publicly, instead of simply blowing the whistle and retreating into the shadows.
I've got to give him credit for answering the questions rather than retreating behind lawyers and terse statements.
The last of the retreating troops were scarcely across before the detonators were set off.
The Senator welcomed them; but he looked again after the retreating Nancy.
The news is not good to-day, the Russians seem to be retreating all the time and the losses in the north are terrible.
Agnes was so deep in thought that she did not hear his retreating steps.
A sound like that of retreating footsteps followed; then all was quiet, and Hector drew a long breath of relief.
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.