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retreat in Religion topic

retreatretreat2 ●○○ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 of an army [countable, uncountable]PM a movement away from the enemy after a defeat in battle opp advance πŸ”Š Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow πŸ”Š The rebel forces are in full retreat (=retreating very fast). πŸ”Š The bugler sounded the retreat (=gave a loud signal for retreat).2 movement back [singular, uncountable]BACK/BACKWARDS a movement away from someone or somethingretreat from πŸ”Š Ten thousand years ago the ice began its retreat from Scotland.3 β†’ beat a retreat4 change of intention [singular, uncountable]CHANGE YOUR MIND when you change your mind about something because your idea was unpopular or too difficultretreat from πŸ”Š a retreat from hard-line policies5 place [countable]PLACE a place you can go to that is quiet or safe πŸ”Š a country retreat6 thought and prayer [countable, uncountable]RR a period of time that you spend praying or studying religion in a quiet placeon (a) retreat πŸ”Š I spent three weeks on retreat in Scotland.7 finance [singular, uncountable] technical a situation in which the value of shares etc falls to a lower level
Examples from the Corpus
retreatβ€’ Stock prices turned downward today in a retreat led by IBM.β€’ It appeared to represent a retreat in the face of international criticism.β€’ Today's statement represents a retreat from their previous position.β€’ a retreat for writers and artistsβ€’ They were forced to beat a hasty retreat and arrived at their rendezvous with Morris's patrol on time.β€’ An army in retreat can be even more dangerous than one that is advancing.β€’ Thereafter, the conventional insistence on the balanced budget under all circumstances and at all levels of economic activity was in retreat.β€’ The room was an intimate retreat from the rest of the house.β€’ the presidential retreat at Camp Davidβ€’ The soldiers made a strategic retreat.β€’ Most of the Others were too paralyzed with fright to move; but some began a slow, stumbling retreat.β€’ But the playroom is to be absorbed into the retreat and conference centre next year.β€’ The retreat of Marxism has been paralleled by the ascendancy of the New Right.β€’ And the other thing I think is, you need to get out of this retreat mode.in full retreatβ€’ He informed us that our brigade was to be the rear guard of the army, which was in full retreat.β€’ Pope interpreted this movement to mean that the enemy were in full retreat.on (a) retreatβ€’ The prayer opposite was composed last year by deacons on retreat before they were ordained priests and missionaries.β€’ The only trouble was this: the sepoys kept on bravely coming forward, while he and his men kept on retreating.β€’ We called another time and they said they were all out on retreat.β€’ Rain beats on the canvas tent in which she is staying on a retreat with other Innu.β€’ He hung up his sword and went on a retreat to Manresa, where he authored Spiritual Exercises in 1522.