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retract
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Let things take their course; perhaps you may not have to retract.
  • I am going to Beauchamp, in whose journal this paragraph appears, and I shall insist on his retracting the assertion before two witnesses.
  • Beauchamp will never retract.
  • "Well," said Albert in a determined tone, "you see that your paper his insulted a member of my family, and I insist on a retractation being made."
  • If Beauchamp be disposed to retract, you ought at least to give him the opportunity of doing it of his own free will,—the satisfaction to you will be the same.
  • "You will retract this assertion, will you not, Beauchamp?" said Albert with increased though stifled anger.
  • Yes, if you will not consent to retract that infamous calumny.
  • "And if I refuse to retract, you wish to fight, do you?" said Beauchamp in a calm tone.
  • Do you insist on this retractation so far as to kill me if I do not make it, although I have repeated more than once, and affirmed on my honor, that I was ignorant of the thing with which you charge me, and although I still declare that it is impossible for any one but you to recognize the Count of Morcerf under the name of Fernand?
  • " "I am determined not to be content with anything short of an entire retractation."
  • "Come," said he, "this matter will want a good deal of talking over; a retractation is always a serious thing, you know.
  • "I will facilitate it by repeating the question, ’Will you, or will you not, retract?’
  • But I require three weeks’ preparation; at the end of that time I shall come and say to you, ’The assertion is false, and I retract it,’ or ’The assertion is true,’ when I shall immediately draw the sword from its sheath, or the pistols from the case, whichever you please."

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  • The cat retracted her claws.
  • She retracted her earlier statements after getting to know him better.

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