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used in Wuthering Heights

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to take back; or to move back or in
in various senses, including:
  • to take back something previously said — such as a promise or opinion
  • to move back or in — such as an airplane's landing gear, or pulling your hand back after being burned
  • in surgery, the use of a medical instrument to draw skin or an organ back out of the way
  • 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)

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