The farce gives way to unironic heroism: the friend dies gallantly, sacrificing himself to cover his men's retreat.
With fewer than 10,000 fighters ISIS forced the retreat of the better-armed Iraqi army forces many times its size.
As such, the true motivations behind the E.U.'s retreat from its July guidelines are unknown.
Other students said he had encouraged them to reflect on what might have caused such “bad karma” to infiltrate the retreat.
Under the old law inherited by the English-speaking world, an armed man has a “duty to retreat.”
The retreat was carried out with as much speed and success as the advance.
Unless we are fortunate enough to find some, retreat is inevitable.
If attacked in force Ferguson was to retreat and rejoin his leader.
At once, Smithson became apologetic, while refusing to retreat.
On the night of the 4th the retreat began, Pender's division leading.
c.1300, "a step backward;" late 14c., "act of retiring or withdrawing; military signal for retiring from action or exercise," from Old French retret, noun use of past participle of retrere "draw back," from Latin retrahere "draw back, withdraw, call back," from re- "back" (see re-) + trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)). Meaning "place of seclusion" is from early 15c.; sense of "establishment for mentally ill persons" is from 1797. Meaning "period of retirement for religious self-examination" is from 1756.
early 15c., "to draw in, draw back, leave the extremities," from retreat (n.) and in part from Old French retret, past participle of retrere. Meaning "to fall back from battle" is mid-15c. Related: Retreated; retreating.