Usage examples for retirement

  1. He remained in retirement till his beard grew to his waist, having vowed, according to report, that he would not shave till recalled to the Netherlands. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  2. Buried in their retirement in a remote part of Scotland, the little household lived, lost to me, and lost to the world. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  3. It will be especially nice if I make it to retirement age. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  4. Mrs. Maroney will most likely wish to remain in retirement for some time. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  5. When it was evident that they had gone, Mike cautiously emerged from his place of retirement, as Sam was vigorously pounding on the bar, threatening that if a drink were not forthcoming he would go round behind the bar and help himself. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  6. As he walked away, Will said to himself that no doubt Allchin would only be too glad of a chance of managing the business independently, and that perhaps he hoped for the voluntary retirement of Mr. Jollyman one of these days. – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  7. In the midst of his misfortunes, when the demands of his creditors obliged him to retirement, he went to dean Swift, and sollicited a lodging for a few days, 'till by a proper composition he might be restored to his freedom. – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  8. He yielded to it only when free from every other business, and when left to himself in solitude and retirement. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  9. Keep the town for occasions, but the habits should be formed to retirement. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  10. There he was living in tranquil retirement when he learned that his brother had united Holland to the Empire. – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v10 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  11. Aunt Osla insisted upon Signy's retirement to a sofa- for the child still looked wan and nervous. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  12. Moreover, many servants refuse to live in country retirement, far away from their 'followers, ' and thus one has at times to take such as one can find. – With Zola in England by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  13. She lived in perfect retirement, having suffered much in the time of the Revolution. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  14. The retirement from circulation of United States notes with the capacity of legal tender in private contracts is a step to be taken in our progress toward a safe and stable currency which should be accepted as the policy and duty of the Government and the interest and security of the people. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  15. He's had the thought of your retirement in his mind for a good bit now. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  16. Afterward he was very much at leisure until dinner- time, and at nine o'clock Mr. Lanhearne's retirement to his own room gave him those evening hours which most young men consider the desirable ones. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  17. I, too, on my part, felt his retirement very much, because it was a great loss to me, though I did not disturb him. – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila