He is a retired Air Force major and sounded like one, careful and precise in his language.
When Nicolo retired and moved home to Siracusa, Sicily, he brought the paintings with him.
Or, in the case of Bob Dole, they retired to a sort of a bipartisan eminence and were mostly forgotten.
They figure on now having a ceremony where the banner will be retired and presented to the family.
He was retired, but came in, unpaid, to make sure the boosters were attached right.
It was early for diners, and they found a small table in a retired corner.
He gave them one fire, by which a captain was killed, and retired.
"I like not the sound of it," retorted the other, as he retired.
She would have retired her into the land of things-one-must-forget.
Then, bending her head with a graceful yet proud submission, she retired.
1580s, "separated from society or public notice," past participle adjective from retire (v.). Meaning "having given up business" is from 1824. Abbreviation ret'd. attested from 1942.
1530s, of armies, "to retreat," from Middle French retirer "to withdraw (something)," from re- "back" (see re-) + Old French tirer "to draw" (see tirade). Related: Retired; retiring.
Meaning "to withdraw" to some place, especially for the sake of privacy, is recorded from 1530s; sense of "leave an occupation" first attested 1640s (implied in retirement). Meaning "to leave company and go to bed" is from 1660s. Transitive sense is from 1540s, originally "withdraw, lead back" (troops, etc.); meaning "to remove from active service" is from 1680s. Baseball sense of "to put out" is recorded from 1874.