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Definition of "withdrawment" [with•draw•ment]

  • The act of withdrawing; withdrawal; recall. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "withdrawment" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."
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