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Definition of Retreating

Retreating

  1. of Retreat

Retreating Quotations

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.
T. S. Eliot

I'm just a shy and retreating kind of person. Sometimes I get in a real talkative mood - but not very often.
Brian Wilson

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
Douglas MacArthur

And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take.
Dolley Madison

I think there's a danger, for me at least, in retreating and going inward and depression. I have to stay diligent against that tendency.
Conor Oberst
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