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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Retrait A portrait; a likeness. "Whose fair retrait I in my shield do bear."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n retrait An obsolete form of retreat.
    • retrait Retired.
    • n retrait A drawing; picture; portrait; hence, countenance; aspect.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Retrait rē-trāt′ (Spens.) a picture, a portrait: aspect
    • adj Retrait retired
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. ritratto, fr. ritrarre, to draw back, draw, fr. L. retrahere,. See Retract


In literature:

Martin, the little Receveuse des Postes de Retraite at Grace: and of Mdlle.
"The Argosy" by Various
But if it please the grand Captaine to recall him, let him take the retrait in good part, and with good will obey it.
"A Discourse of Life and Death, by Mornay; and Antonius by Garnier" by Philippe de Mornay
Among his poems the best known are "Fontenay" and "La Retraite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Gachard, Retraite et Mort de Charles-Quint, (Bruxelles, 1554,) tom.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Derniers jours de la retraite de Russie.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Les Francois repousses et sans chef firent leur retraite sur Briancon.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)" by George Warburton
The Emperor and Empress made retraite there before the sacre.
"Letters of a Diplomat's Wife" by Mary King Waddington