retiring

Part of speech: adjective

Shy; modest; quiet.

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Usage examples "retiring":

  1. She was the most retiring of the three ladies. - "The Enchanted April", Elizabeth von Arnim.
  2. " Oblige me by retiring for the night," he added. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. Clemens had difficulty in getting to sleep in that earlier day, and for a time found it soothing to drink a little champagne on retiring. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.