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1. Withdrawn from one's occupation, business, or office; having finished one's active working life.
2. Received by a person in retirement: retired pay.
3. Withdrawn; secluded.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
Retired people considered as a group. Used with the.
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in a retired manner, in solitude
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