We ought to retrench, and not let the city council spend another cent. Uh——Don’t you think that was a grand paper Mrs. Westlake read about Tolstoy?
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In the face of increasing foreign competition, the company had to retrench, refocus, and rebuild based on its core competencies.
I heard about biological and chemical weapons; I heard that Saddam had learned his lesson in Desert Storm and was retrenching the Republican Guard around Baghdad, in the hope of making a bloody last stand.