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Word: retract

Definition: withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile


Sentences Containing 'retract'

Let things take their course; perhaps you may not have to retract.''
If Beauchamp be disposed to retract, you ought at least to give him the opportunity of doing it of his own free will, the satisfaction to you will be the same.
``You will retract this assertion, will you not, Beauchamp?''
``Yes, if you will not consent to retract that infamous calumny.''
``And if I refuse to retract, you wish to fight, do you?''
``I will facilitate it by repeating the question,`Will you, or will you not, retract?'''
If anybody shall reprove me, and shall make it apparent unto me, that in any either opinion or action of mine I do err, I will most gladly retract.
Or, _Secondly_, if they be criminal, we must retract the attribute of perfection, which we ascribe to the Deity, and must acknowledge him to be the ultimate author of guilt and moral turpitude in all his creatures.

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