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Chrysalis vs. Retreat

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Chrysalisnoun

The pupa of a butterfly or moth, enclosed inside a cocoon, in which metamorphosis takes place.

Retreatnoun

The act of pulling back or withdrawing, as from something dangerous, or unpleasant.

Chrysalisnoun

The cocoon itself.

Retreatnoun

The act of reversing direction and receding from a forward position.

Chrysalisnoun

(figurative) A strong constraint; shackles.

Retreatnoun

A peaceful, quiet place affording privacy or security.

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Chrysalisnoun

The pupa state of certain insects, esp. of butterflies, from which the perfect insect emerges. See Pupa, and Aurelia (a).

Retreatnoun

A peaceful, quiet place in which to urinate and defecate: an outhouse; a lavatory.

Chrysalisnoun

pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon

Retreatnoun

A period of retirement, seclusion, or solitude.

‘We both need a week retreat after those two stressful years working in the city.’;

Retreatnoun

A period of meditation, prayer or study.

Retreatnoun

Withdrawal by military force from a dangerous position or from enemy attack.

‘The general opted for a swift retreat because he saw his troops were vastly outnumbered.’;

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Retreatnoun

A signal for a military withdrawal.

Retreatnoun

A bugle call or drumbeat signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset, as on a military base.

Retreatnoun

A military ceremony to lower the flag.

Retreatnoun

(chess) The move of a piece from a threatened position.

Retreatverb

To withdraw from a position, go back.

Retreatverb

To withdraw militar forces

‘The general refused to order his soldiers to retreat, despite being vastly outnumbered.’;

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Retreatverb

To shrink back due to generally warmer temperatures.

Retreatverb

To slope back.

‘a retreating forehead’;

Retreatnoun

The act of retiring or withdrawing one's self, especially from what is dangerous or disagreeable.

‘In a retreat he o truns any lackey.’;

Retreatnoun

The place to which anyone retires; a place or privacy or safety; a refuge; an asylum.

‘He built his son a house of pleasure, and spared no cost to make a delicious retreat.’; ‘That pleasing shade they sought, a soft retreatFrom sudden April showers, a shelter from the heat.’;

Retreatnoun

The retiring of an army or body of men from the face of an enemy, or from any ground occupied to a greater distance from the enemy, or from an advanced position.

Retreatnoun

A special season of solitude and silence to engage in religious exercises.

Retreatverb

To make a retreat; to retire from any position or place; to withdraw; as, the defeated army retreated from the field.

‘The rapid currents driveTowards the retreating sea their furious tide.’;

Retreatnoun

(military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat;

‘the disorderly retreat of French troops’;

Retreatnoun

a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

Retreatnoun

(military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position

Retreatnoun

(military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset

Retreatnoun

an area where you can be alone

Retreatnoun

withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation;

‘a religious retreat’;

Retreatverb

pull back or move away or backward;

‘The enemy withdrew’; ‘The limo pulled away from the curb’;

Retreatverb

move away, as for privacy;

‘The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer’;

Retreatverb

move back;

‘The glacier retrogrades’;

Retreatverb

make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity;

‘We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him’; ‘He backed out of his earlier promise’; ‘The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns’;

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