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retract
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The House of Mirth
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  • He would marry her tomorrow if she could regain Bertha Dorset’s friendship; and to induce the open resumption of that friendship, and the tacit retractation of all that had caused its withdrawal, she had only to put to the lady the latent menace contained in the packet so miraculously delivered into her hands.

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

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