- 1Having left one’s job and ceased to work: a retired headmasterMore example sentences
- But after much thought she decided to hire a retired school teacher to do the editing and proofreading on the articles that were going into the Journal.
- Emeritus membership shall consist of retired college or university teachers of agriculture.
- There are state pensions for retired civil servants, but no unemployment benefits or social security provisions, except on a private basis via insurance.
- 2 • archaic (Of a place) quiet and secluded: this retired corner of the worldMore example sentences
- The arrival of our boats was a rare event in this quiet retired corner of the world; and nearly all the inhabitants came down to the beach to see us pitch our tents.
- Philip, Duke of Wharton, was not the man to fancy a home in a retired corner of the world's big fair, such as Rathfarnham; he arrived in Ireland one Sunday, and sold all his property there before the week was out.
- 2.1(Of a person’s way of life) quiet and involving little contact with other people: he lead a simple and retired lifeMore example sentences
- Storms and shipwrecks recur in his work as images of the mysterious ways of God, and Cowper's search for a retired and quiet life of simple domestic and rural pleasures gave him little sense of permanent security.
- There he could be as quiet and retired as in the attic of his Uncle Robert Manning's house in Salem.
- 2.2(Of a person) reserved; uncommunicative: a very retired individualMore example sentences
- Perhaps he might have accomplished as much for Hawthorne;but how was Hawthorne in his retired and uncommunicative life to know of him?
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- She now read it, and it was so piquant, and wrote in English, and most of it true, of the retiredness of her life, and how unpleasant it was.
- A great number of travelers are attracted by the beauty and charm of the Old City and the Snow Mountain, keeping pouring and lingering on their primitive simplicity, retiredness and quietness.