She beat out popular former governor Tommy Thompson for the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl.
My personal opinion is that retiring from the professional game isn't going to affect him at all.
After 25 years, hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi are retiring their popular NPR show.
retiring Democrats like Chris Dodd fought for credit-card reform.
Insulated from ruin, networked into success, failing upward and retiring in splendor are commonplace.
By 10 A.M. a retiring French battalion marched through, and reported that the line was again being withdrawn.
I took no notice: but on her retiring, I found my cloaths were not in the usual order.
The Germans, retiring before them, were caught by our machine-gun fire.
He remained reserved, retiring, inconspicuous, and puzzling to our understanding.
On the 21st a stronger counter-attack than usual was repulsed, and in pursuing the retiring enemy they secured the northern edge.
1580s, "departing, retreating," present participle adjective from retire (v.). Also "fond of retiring, disposed to seclusion," hence "unobtrusive, modest, subdued" (1766).
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.