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Sample sentences for the GRE study word retrieve

retrieve can be used as a verb

1.And seem already to retrieve the day. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
2.Thy brave example shall retrieve our host. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.Pyrrhus, misled by an oracle, made a last attempt to retrieve the fortunes of Greece. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.Masterless, penniless, and with my only means of livelihood, fighting, gone, I determined to work my way to the southwest and attempt to retrieve my fallen fortunes in a search for gold. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
5.If you complain of being deprived of your liberty--you had power and opportunity to retrieve it as you came along, but you deemed it advisable to remain quiet--I say again, throw yourself for protection on the law. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
6.Many a man has been able to retrieve his character, if he has openly confessed his fault and taken his punishment. - from A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
7.He was down and out but, though branded as a black sheep, if he might say so, he meant to reform, to retrieve the memory of the past in a purely sisterly way and return to nature as a purely domestic animal. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
8.He retrieved it, and buried it neatly. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
9.But he retrieved his mistake at once. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
10.Small thought retrieves the spirits of the brave. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
11.They kept flying up from just under the dogs, from under the sportsmen's legs, and Levin might have retrieved his ill luck. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
12.From the dead man's pocket-book he had retrieved the ill-omened draft treaty, and then and there, in the presence of the other three, it had been reduced to ashes.... - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
13.Phial containing arsenic retrieved from body of Miss Barron which sent Seddon to the gallows. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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