Part of speech: noun

A retiring; seclusion.

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Usage examples "retirement":

  1. During the few days of his retirement he had not enjoyed that privilege. - "The Brass Bound Box", Evelyn Raymond.
  2. Lady Ruthven followed, and as the acclamations of the people echoed through the air, Helen pressed the precious cross of Wallace to her bosom and hastily left the room to enjoy the rapture of her thoughts in the blessed retirement of her own oratory. - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
  3. Mr. Adams was not long permitted to remain in retirement. - "Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.", Josiah Quincy.