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Definitionto move back or in — such as an airplane's landing gear
to take back something previously said — such as a promise or opinion
- You have pledged your word, and cannot retract.'Chapter 9 (26% in)
- If you doubt, encourage her to retract her word, and you'll have an opportunity of judging!'Chapter 27 (83% in)
- 'I'll not retract my word,' said Catherine.Chapter 27 (84% in)
There are no more uses of "retract" in Wuthering Heights.
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