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  • After the German Retreat
    After the German Retreat
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Retreatment The act of retreating; specifically, the Hegira.
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Si Beat a Retreat 171 Si Beat a Retreat 171
The Exile's Retreat The Exile's Retreat

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dunkirk, France is the site of the largest military evacuation in history. During World War II, some 340,000 Allied troops were evacuated to England. The retreat by sea took place between May 26 and June 4, 1940.
    • n retreatment Retreat.
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  • Norman Vincent Peale
    “Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.”
  • Ferdinand Foch
    Ferdinand Foch
    “My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.”
  • Douglas Macarthur
    “We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Who is sure of their own motives can in confidence advance or retreat.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.”


In literature:

Some short time after their retreat, the militia appeared.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)" by John Marshall
His presence stopped the retreat.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
The retreating army dragged wearily forward, fighting as bravely as possible, but on the verge of confusion and panic.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
He had almost spoken a sentence that would have committed him beyond retreat.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
If we had only reached our destination a little sooner we should have cut off their retreating troops and given them a very warm time.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
Many of them would be knocked down, and some swept out by the retreating wave, only to return on the next roller.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
General Washington was always great in retreat.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Suddenly he started, uttered a deep ejaculation, and half turned as though to retreat.
"At War with Pontiac" by Kirk Munroe and J. Finnemore
So we beat a masterly retreat, not without two more serious threats from the hidden elephants.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
It had been burned by Jackson at the time of his first retreat from Winchester.
"A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry" by Julian Wisner Hinkley
We are now ready to consider the probability that loess accumulated mainly during the retreat of the ice.
"Climatic Changes" by Ellsworth Huntington
Futilely raging at Pizarro's treachery, the old man retreated, making his way toward Cuzco over one of the southern passes.
"The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)" by Thomas C. Dawson
But there was now no retreat, and the dance began.
"Discipline" by Mary Brunton
The name of Mons will always be associated in the public mind with the idea of retreat, and retreat is the traditional companion of defeat.
"The First Seven Divisions" by Ernest W. Hamilton
He knew the enemy had possession of the water communication, and were therefore able to threaten his retreat.
"The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2" by Joel Tyler Headley
The Muir glacier has retreated two miles in twenty years.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
I returned to the camp to notify Captain Truman, and Artie followed the retreating trooper.
"In The Saddle" by Oliver Optic
Retreat was the only thing, and retreat became rout and panic.
"Brother Against Brother" by John Roy Musick
Sergeant Blick gave the orders, and the noise of their retreating feet came through the open window to the ears of Nigel.
"The Mercenary" by W. J. Eccott

In poetry:

A duty done is victory won,
For strength comes by the doing;
There's no retreat, there's no defeat,
If right we are pursuing.
"Duty Done" by Jared Barhite
Thrice-favoured bard! to him alone
That green and snug retreat was shown,
Where to the vulgar herd unknown,
Our pens we plied.
"To E." by Amy Levy
And the fairy-light is fleeting
From the white sand on the shore;
And the weary ebb is beating
Faint retreat with muffled roar.
"The Last Night" by Ernest Jones
Be thou our haven of retreat,
A rock to fix our wav'ring feet,
Teach us to own thy sovereign sway,
Whom the winds and seas obey.
"Lord, Save Us, We Perish" by Augustus Montague Toplady
As o'er wild Alpine scenes I stray'd,
Not far from that retreat,
Where Bruno, with celestial aid,
First plann'd his sacred seat.
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
One, safe in a secure retreat,
Disdains the maddened throng;
The other braves the seething street,
And strives to right the wrong.
"To M.P." by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

A photographic history of the presidential retreat and its visitors.
Less than 100 miles from Portland, the Cannery Pier Hotel provides a spectacular setting for meetings and retreats.
Seaside Retreat Features Glows with Lighting Features and High-tech Touches.
I retreat from friends, family, neighbors, roommates, pets, even books.
The Retreat From Love by Colette, translated by Margaret Crosland Bobbs-Merrill, $7.95.
Retreating Into Music of a More Comforting Era.
Cohen spent five years, beginning in 1994, in retreat.
He was born July 10, 1929, in Rural Retreat, Va. To David C and Elva (McCormick) James.
Seeming Retreat by Egypt Leader on New Powers.
Snowbirds retreat to South Fla.
General Oglethorpe's siege on St Augustine having failed, British troops retreated back to Georgia.
Retreat Of The Sacred Heart.
When I was a child, my family had a weekend retreat where we would escape with friends and other family members whenever we could get away.
Prefab house is perfect little retreat.
The 6,316-square-foot desert retreat includes a staff waiting room, five bedrooms and five full bathrooms.

In science:

As the convection zone retreats, we assume the base temperature falls to Tb/109 K = 1.0.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
We consider a ballistic random walk in an i.i.d. random environment that does not allow retreating in a certain fixed direction.
Quenched invariance principle for multidimensional ballistic random walk in a random environment with a forbidden direction
We also prohibit the walk from retreating in direction ˆu, a condition we express by saying that the walk has forbidden direction − ˆu.
Quenched invariance principle for multidimensional ballistic random walk in a random environment with a forbidden direction
In order to get the regeneration structure we need, we strengthen this assumption by requiring that the walk never retreats in the direction ˆu.
Quenched invariance principle for multidimensional ballistic random walk in a random environment with a forbidden direction
In September of that year leading participants of the program met for a retreat in Chamonix.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
We had about 4-5 months worth of lead beam data to look at for our assessment, with more on tape but not yet analyzed. (Typically, the heavy-ion runs lasted for 4-6 weeks every year.) The discussions at the retreat were contentious and revealed a need for consolidation.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
Proposals were solicited from the community, and debated within the ISAC at the Geraldton SKA (August 2003) and at the Leiden science retreat (November 2003). A consensus was reached by the ISAC to put-forward five KSPs for the SKA to the International SKA Steering Committee (ISSC).
Science with the Square Kilometer Array: Motivation, Key Science Projects, Standards and Assumptions
The TeV emission is expected to be variable as the pulsar wind approaches, and then retreats, from periastron.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
For example, in cases where test statistics have light-tailed distributions, the difficulties caused by dependence tend to retreat as the number of simultaneous tests increases.
Robustness of multiple testing procedures against dependence
The cyclic-ekpyrotic model postulates that we are in one of two 3D worlds that collide and retreat in an eternal cycle along a hidden connecting dimension (J.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
The dualist view of reality, as two independent worlds in one, is currently in retreat before the simpler non-dualist view that there is only one real world.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
As the probability for the existence of a certain cell composition is zero, one has to retreat to regular versions of conditioned probabilities which are rigorously defined in e.g. .
A Proof of a Conjecture by Mecke for STIT tessellations
The point of intersection might retreat along the t axis and intersect wk again.
A shooting approach to layers and chaos for a forced Duffing equation
The speci fic theories they were designed to test have been killed or at least forced to retreat to the point where meaningful tests in the kaon system would be very difficult.
Rare K decay: results and prospects
The final decay is subsequently controlled by the gradual retreat of the irradiated portion of the disc.
The origin of the rebrightening in soft X-ray transient outbursts