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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of retreat.

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  • noun people who have retreated


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  • With Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent (a ALU) having retreated from the WiMAX market, one wonders: Who is going to win the WiMAX equipment sweepstakes?

    State of WiMAX: Will Huawei Win It All? 2009

  • What bothers me the most is to see how Democrats have retreated from a single-payer government-run option to Medicare buy-in and now all's on the table is an insurance mandate, a terrific gift for the private insurers.

    The year in politics 2009

  • After her cartoon began to spark international controversy in April, Norris retreated from the Facebook-spread movement -- and sought meetings with Islamic leaders in Seattle.

    MOLLY NORRIS UPDATE: U.S. Muslim leader defends rights of both 'Draw Muhammad' cartoonist, targeted cleric al-Aulaqi Michael Cavna 2010

  • Both the market reception and internet interest in this book have proved that even though Zhu has retreated from the limelight for so many years, his popularity is far from waning.

    Global Voices in English » China: Why Zhu Rongji remains popular 2009

  • As the Captain retreated kicking, he attacked, leaping and slashing.

    CHAPTER VI 2010

  • According to Starks, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has apparently retreated from a proposal by her fellow California Democrat, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, to give the Government Accountability Office authority to audit the performance of the CIA and other intelligence agencies.

    Senate approves intelligence authorization bill Jeff Stein 2010

  • While Contador seems to have retreated from the public eye after traces of clenbuterol were found in his system during a control at the 2010 Tour, he sticks to his daily routine in Pinto.

    Pinto rallies around its favorite son, Alberto Contador 2010

  • Ehrlich, who eight years ago turned to Prince George's for an African American running mate - Michael S. Steele, now chairman of the Republican National Committee - has largely retreated from the vote-rich county, focusing his campaign elsewhere.

    Md. governor's race could hinge on black voter turnout John Wagner 2010

  • With Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent (a ALU) having retreated from the WiMAX market, one wonders: Who is going to win [...]

    Our Readers Take on the LTE v. WiMAX Debate 2009

  • He also gave to his commanders impossible orders, such as to shoot all officers and enlisted men who retreated from a front line later in the war. [citation needed] [edit] War crimes

    Berlinski's Wisdom 2010


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