On some issues, such as Afghanistan, the retrenchment Republicans sound like the left wing of the Democratic Party.
The Obama era, so far, is all about repair and retrenchment.
The Washington Post, after a difficult four-year retrenchment, has tapped Boston Globe Editor Marty Baron to run the newsroom.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the committee chairman, quickly denied that any sort of retrenchment was under way.
Republican presidential candidates will have to decide which way to lean, toward muscular foreign policy or retrenchment.
His plans of retrenchment had deprived Greenwich of much of its trade, hence his seat was threatened.
It was characterized as "a policy of which peace, progress and retrenchment were the watchwords."
"Surely," as Lamb said, "there must be some other world in which our unconquerable purpose" of retrenchment shall be realized.
The necessity of retrenchment was felt by families of every rank.
Initiatives in foreign affairs that had been taken in 1965 and 1966 foundered in the retrenchment into party orthodoxy.
retrenchment re·trench·ment (rĭ-trěnch'mənt)
The cutting away of superfluous tissue.