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Sample sentences for the GRE study word retard

retard can be used as a verb
retard can be used as a noun

1.Nor I, a goddess, can retard the blo. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
2.Aouda took the keenest interest in his plans, and became impatient at any incident which seemed likely to retard his journey. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
3.Demoustier says, and I will not retard its course, or disturb its calm. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.I resolved, therefore, that if my immediate union with my cousin would conduce either to hers or my father's happiness, my adversary's designs against my life should not retard it a single hour. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
5.Inglethorp's case, the symptoms do not manifest themselves until five o'clock the next morning nine hours But a heavy meal, taken at about the same time as the poison, might retard its effects, though hardly to that extent. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
6."Therefore," said Monte Cristo feigning to mistake his meaning--"therefore I will not, for another instant, retard the pleasure of your meeting. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.The aperture was already sufficiently large for him to enter, but by waiting, he could still cling to hope, and retard the certainty of deception. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.Certes, all the sorrow that a man might make from the beginning of the world, is but a little thing, at retard of in comparison with the sorrow of hell. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
9.However, I rather restrained her, and told her we must retard our movements to increase our pleasures, because mere quick repetitions would only exhaust her, without yielding the true extasies of enjoyment. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
10.The sea does not raise the water that has issued from the straits, but it checks them and this retards the tide then it makes up with furious haste for the time it has lost until the end of the ebb movement. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
11.Such a political economy, though it no doubt retards more or less, is not always capable of stopping altogether, the natural progress of a nation towards wealth and prosperity, and still less of making it go backwards. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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