Examples from the Web for withdrawal
It announced a withdrawal from the French shore due to invincible enemy resistance.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Firsthand accounts from Sinjar paint a picture of withdrawal without a fight and without warning the local population.How the U.S.-favored Kurds Abandoned the Yazidis when ISIS Attacked|Christine van den Toorn|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The withdrawal from Sector D leaves several other border crossings open.Ukrainian Troops Retreat From Russian Border, Leaving 100 Kilometers Open to Invasion|Pierre Vaux|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We are paying the price for inaction and we are paying the price for withdrawal,” said McCain.McCain Calls Obama's 'Pinprick' Iraq Strikes 'Meaningless' and 'Almost Worse Than Nothing'|Josh Rogin|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet while sanctions like these can be painful, they can also make Putin more adamantly resistant to withdrawal from Ukraine.
After the withdrawal of our army, General Price returned to Springfield and went into winter-quarters.Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field|Thomas W. Knox
A misunderstanding between the trio resulted in the withdrawal of the two medical men before the structure was completed.Florida: Past and present|Samuel Curtis Upham
This opinion began to be formed between 1825 and 1830, after the retirement or withdrawal of eye witnesses.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
From any dilemma that ensued, the reserve of speed gave him a power of withdrawal, in relying upon which he was right.
His withdrawal, in his verse, from the life of his times was the act of a natural recluse.Penguin Persons & Peppermints|Walter Prichard Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for withdrawal
Word Origin and History for withdrawal
1820s, "act of taking back," also "retraction of a statement," from withdraw + -al (2). Earlier words in the same sense were withdrawment (1640s); withdraught (mid-14c.). Meaning "removal of money from a bank, etc." is from 1861; psychological sense is from 1916; meaning "physical reaction to the cessation of an addictive substance" is from 1929 (with an isolated use from 1897; withdrawal symptoms is from 1924). As a synonym for coitus interruptus from 1889.