But it was impossible to draw back
. He had only to recall his brother's wife, to remember how that sweet, delightful Varya sought, at every convenient opportunity, to remind him that she remembered his generosity and appreciated it, to grasp the impossibility of taking back his gift.
Was it for nothing that I warned you, solemnly warned you, to draw back
, when I found you bent on discovering the truth?
mousquetaires!" And suspending himself by the arm from the balcony, he allowed himself to drop amidst the crowd, which began to draw back
from a house that rained men.
'Well, Bill?' but for a girl to draw back
and say, 'No, really, Bill!' in a tone not exactly of loathing, but certainly of pained aversion, is a deliberately unfriendly act.
This will soon make him odious to his subjects, and becoming poor he will be little valued by any one; thus, with his liberality, having offended many and rewarded few, he is affected by the very first trouble and imperilled by whatever may be the first danger; recognizing this himself, and wishing to draw back
from it, he runs at once into the reproach of being miserly.
Fortunately, I managed to draw back
unseen, and, taking care to stamp heavily with my sea-boots at the foot of the cabin stairs, I made my second entry.
A retraction, by definition, is to draw back
or in, as back into the frame or receiver.
He further described their announcement as drawing back from elections, adding that "there are several ways to draw back
from running to elections, and this is one of them".
Even after comfortably finding a place in their respective 15member World Cup squads, both the premium spinners decided to draw back
their names from the list.
Soon, two deer came in, and as I started to draw back
my bow, a third deer blew behind me and scared the two others away.
He added: "I would urge the unions to draw back
from the brink.