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Definition of "retiring" []

  • Shy and reserved; modest. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "retiring" in a sentence
  • "Eleven o'clock had struck some half-hour ago, and the elder Steffinks began to throw out suggestions leading up to that process which they called retiring for the night."
  • "Hughes dropped out of filmmaking in 1991, retiring from the public eye, and rarely granting or giving interviews to the media."
  • "After retiring from the military in 1972, Westmoreland moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and spent some of his time as a public speaker."