Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of withdrawing or taking back; recall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of withdrawing; withdrawal.

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  • noun The act of withdrawing; withdrawal; recall.

Etymologies

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From withdraw +‎ -ment.

Examples

  • Lovelily enfolds the husk its kernel; but what the human eye turns from as squalid and unclean may enfold the seed that clasps, couched in infinite withdrawment, the vital germ of all that is lovely and graceful, harmonious and strong, all without which no poet would sing, no martyr burn, no king rule in righteousness, no geometrician pore over the marvellous must.

    The Marquis of Lossie

  • This drives them back upon themselves, into a deeper and sadder seclusion than that naturally imposed by their housekeeping and their historic withdrawment from the bustling businesses of the world.

    The Friendships of Women

  • They have never seriously considered what must be the effect upon their views and feelings, of an entire withdrawment from the scenes and objects of earth, and an entrance into those of the future state.

    Sermons to the Natural Man

  • So convinced was Mr. Southey that this long-cherished design had influenced poor Gilbert in his sudden withdrawment, that he wrote to Mr. Roscoe, at Liverpool, begging him to interfere, to prevent any African captain from taking such a person as Mr.S. described.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey

  • Rev. Joseph Clay Stiles in McIntosh county, embracing the neighborhood of Harris 'neck, which continued in operation for some time, until by the withdrawment of

    The religious instruction of the Negroes in the United States,

  • James L. Yeo against Sackett's Harbour; Sir George Prevost orders the withdrawment of the troops, at the very crisis of victory, to the great disappointment and dissatisfaction of his officers and men 399

    The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2 From 1620-1816

  • General Proctor resolved to make another effort to defeat General Harrison's purpose to recover Michigan, and immediately besieged the American fort at Lower Sandusky; but in consequence of the withdrawment of the Indians out of the reach of the enemy's guns, and disinclined to the delay of a siege, and General

    The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2 From 1620-1816

  • One appealed to the supreme court, but the judges held that the withdrawment of a license was within the province of the bishop; another obtained his salary from the treasury, the governor having refused to recognise the revocation.

    The History of Tasmania, Volume I

  • Mr. Robinson described his plan, _as the employment of persuasion only_, and requiring the withdrawment of intimidation.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II

  • Withdrawal appeared in the 1800s after people had spent the previous two centuries saying "withdrawment."

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