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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of retrench.

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  • Interesting term retrenched, does it mean made redundant, fired or something siilar?

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  • Interesting term retrenched, does it mean made redundant, fired or something siilar?

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  • A cruel tax had been imposed on the corn of the husbandman: one third was retrenched from the salaries of the public officers; and the standard of the coin was so shamefully debased, that of the four-and-twenty parts only five were of pure gold.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The companies were told to recall retrenched workers and to commit themselves to the miners.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In the introduction of the dialogue, our author artfully solicits the attention of the public to the improved versification, in which he himself so completely excelled all his contemporaries; and contrasts the rugged lines and barbarous conceits of Cleveland with the more modern style of composition, where the thoughts were moulded into easy and significant words, superfluities of expression retrenched, and the rhyme rendered so properly a part of the verse, that it was led and guided by the sense, which was formerly sacrificed in attaining it.

    The Dramatic Works of John Dryden

  • In the introduction of the dialogue, our author artfully solicits the attention of the public to the improved versification, in which he himself so completely excelled all his contemporaries; and contrasts the rugged lines and barbarous conceits of Cleveland with the more modern style of composition, where the thoughts were moulded into easy and significant words, superfluities of expression retrenched, and the rhyme rendered so properly a part of the verse, that it was led and guided by the sense, which was formerly sacrificed in attaining it.

    The Dramatic Works of John Dryden, Volume 1 With a Life of the Author

  • This can include the severely disadvantaged, the socially marginalised, and very young people with little or no work experience, as well as "elite" groups such as retrenched civil servants and the unemployed graduates of universities and technical colleges.

    Chapter 7

  • But pruning the bloated payrolls in the public service and state-run companies means it must allocate more funds to help the families of those who are "retrenched".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The delegation involved in the sit-in is demanding the unconditional reinstatement of about 30 "retrenched" teachers and the removal of the regional deputy director, of the DET, Mr

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Police, ought to be undertaken by the Irish Government, but the financial interests of "retrenched" officers and men should be safeguarded in the Bill itself.

    The Framework of Home Rule

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