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Usage examples for retrieve

  1. Peter asked the patriarch if nothing could be done to protect the pilgrims, and to retrieve the Holy Places. – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  2. I determined to reveal the whole truth, and if you ever gave me a chance to retrieve myself, gratitude would be no name for my deep feeling. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  3. He had come to this place to make one final effort to retrieve his fortunes. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  4. If science fails also, it can not retrieve its failure by assumed infallibility. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  5. Let me hope that I may have an opportunity to explain hereafter, and to retrieve my character. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  6. He was still, thanks to his immediate skill in trying to retrieve that error, a very good friend indeed. – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley
  7. The time of Mary's confinement was now approaching, an event, in Shelley's words, " more likely than any other to retrieve her from some part of her present melancholy depression." – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  8. So he set himself to retrieve the lectern from the ruins, and did finally wheel it to the rectory, on two barrows; the first broke under its weight. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  9. The troops plunge forward to retrieve their lost honor. – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  10. I was going to retrieve my chest from the Shahbandar when you intercepted his men. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  11. There was only one thing to be done, return to the hotel, retrieve his money, and try to forget the weight of the world and its cares in lunch. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  12. In short, Mr Webster did all that it was possible for a man to do in order to retrieve his fortunes- all except pray, and commit his affairs into the hands of his Maker; that he held to be utterly ridiculous. – Saved by the Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. Here is your chance to prevent your ruin, your chance to retrieve your fortune, your chance to secure revenge upon me, the one who has robbed you." – Friday, the Thirteenth by Thomas W. Lawson
  14. Therefore, if you know of any magic or charm by which a man who is nearly ruined may retrieve his fortune, I pray you to disclose it. – Tales of the Caliph by H. N. Crellin
  15. Caroline, on the contrary, has been using all her poor endeavours ever since to retrieve that first mistake. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. All Charles V. 's wisdom did not preserve him from one of those deeds of haughty levity which the handling of sovereign power sometimes causes even the wisest kings to commit, but reflection made him promptly acknowledge and retrieve his fault. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  17. " Vernon," sighed his wife, reaching to retrieve the garment, " you are so untidy." – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  18. Marshal Saxe begged the king to retire with the dauphin across the bridge of Calonne while he did what he could to retrieve the battle, but the king refused to leave the field. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  19. But to sit idly here and wait while you are trying to retrieve my folly is a greater punishment than I can endure. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. When people go shooting nowadays, they take dogs with them to retrieve the game. – Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt by James Baikie
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