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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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retract
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • Whether this was a real change of sentiment or only artifice, on a supposition of our being too far engaged in affection to retract, and therefore that we should steal a marriage, which would leave them at liberty to give or withhold what they pleas’d, I know not; but I suspected the latter, resented it, and went no more.

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

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