withdrawnness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n withdrawnness a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
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Quotations

  • Philip Massinger
    Philip Massinger
    “True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.”

Usage

In literature:

Trevor, lifting his hat, approached; the lady had withdrawn into the carriage, and he entered.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
Eustacia started when the lamp shone upon him, and Clym's arm was involuntarily withdrawn from her waist.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
After it has sucked its fill it usually drops off, having withdrawn a dram or a dram and a half of blood.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Instead, he apparently had come to the conclusion that she disliked him, and had withdrawn.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
The emperor grew tired of this; he would have withdrawn his troops.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
That arm was never withdrawn, for M. Radisson's broadsword came down, and the Indian reeled back with a yelping scream.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
On August 15, 1914, the cavalry screen was withdrawn, and four German army corps were revealed to the surprised Belgian line.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
The pseudopodia are occasionally withdrawn, and the flagellum is the sole means of locomotion.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
Benton had turned hermit and withdrawn to the most isolated space the vessel provided.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
More than once my hand was placed upon the bolt, but withdrawn by a sudden faltering of resolution.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
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In poetry:

Leave us our heavenly lot, to cheer
Your lives in the midnight of the year;
And 'tis meet that our light should be withdrawn,
Being stars of winter, with summer's dawn.
"The Passing Of The Primroses" by Alfred Austin
Perhaps tho' withdrawn from this cottage of clay,
The spirit may sometimes descend;
Still owning the ties that had bound it below,
It may comfort the heart of a friend.
"The Reflections Of A Serious Moment" by Elizabeth Bath
Its also darkness of the face withdrawn,
And the long waiting for the little light,
So long in life so little. Like a fawn
It fled with tempest breathing hard at heel of flight;
"The Cloud's Swan-Song" by Francis Thompson
Together have we walked with willing feet
Gardens of plenteous trees, bowering soft lawn:
Hills whither Arnold wandered; and all sweet
June meadows, from the troubling world withdrawn:
"Oxford" by Lionel Pigot Johnson
And slowly, slowly she revived and sought
To hear its voice, its warm and merry patter.
Withdrawn she lay, plunged deep in conscious thought,
And listened to the rushing, singing water.
"All Day She Quiet Lay" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
Ring and bracelet all are gone,
And that ice-cold hand withdrawn;
But she hears a murmur low,
Full of sweetness, full of woe,
Half a sigh and half a moan
"Fear not! give the dead her own!"
"The New Wife and the Old" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the French Open because of a right knee injury.
The protesters have now withdrawn.
Funding request for governor 's mansion kitchen withdrawn.
Funding request for governor 's mansion withdrawn.
Funding request for governor 's mansion renovation withdrawn.
The EPA has withdrawn an objection to the Marquette County Road 595 Project stating that the proposed route is the one that will least damage the environment.
0The EPA has withdrawn an objection to the Marquette County Road 595 Project stating that the proposed route is the one that will least damage the environment.
ROME—The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about global food prices.
Has withdrawn his request, and a public hearing on the matter scheduled for last week's council meeting was canceled.
Roger Federer has withdrawn from this week's Paris Masters.
A charge of possession of a controlled substance was withdrawn.
Inc said Monday it has withdrawn its bid to purchase Canadian home-improvement retailer Rona Inc.
Ben & Cherry's' porn movie withdrawn after suit.
ASTM D5097-90(1996) Standard Test Method for Filter- Retained Solids Content of Polymer Latexes (Withdrawn 2004).
Roger Federer has withdrawn from this week's Paris Masters.
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In science:

Internal validity concerns the causal relationship between the collected data and the conclusion withdrawn in our study.
The (Un)Reliability of NVD Vulnerable Versions Data: an Empirical Experiment on Google Chrome Vulnerabilities
It was briefly believed in January ’95 that Conjecture 2.9 had been proven, but that proof was withdrawn.
Equations Defining Toric Varieties
As energy is withdrawn from the cluster, its kinetic energy increases and so does the virial temperature.
Dynamical masses, time-scales, and evolution of star clusters
This paper has been withdrawn by the author.
First order phase transitions driven by in-plane magnetic field in odd-integral quantum Hall bilayer electron systems
This paper has been withdrawn by the author.
First order phase transitions driven by in-plane magnetic field in odd-integral quantum Hall bilayer electron systems
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