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retire

1. To discontinue formal employment or work at a specific place or task. In the past, in many industries, educational institutions, and public service, retirement was mandated when an employee had attained a specified age. This practice has lost its attractiveness to a large segment of the workforce, esp. among those who enjoy work. See: recreation
2. To go to bed.
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Kotzem, 93, a retired Foreign Service employee, died Jan.
The huge gender gap among the working retired has to be noted.
5 : to get away from action or danger : retreat <The army retired from the battlefield.
Unlike new or recently purchased products that are returned to a manufacturer, retired high-tech assets have been used for three to four years.
Finally, he contends that these poor, retired generals (who collect rather handsome pensions, by the way) have been subject to "character assassination" by the administration.
The initiative was launched Sunday with the all-day project at the Lopp home and a similar project a couple miles away at the home of a retired film industry worker.
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Ray) Ross, retired (formerly president & COO, Cincinnati Milacron Plastics Machinery Div.
As book editor of Anglican Journal for 11 years (he retired from the newspaper in May 2001), Mr.
Amend to read: Retired life members shall receive a retired life membership card, shall pay no dues, shall maintain all the privileges of active membership, and receive the ADAA Journal at no additional charge.
It is most suitable for retired women, as they need to continue generating income yet also need capital appreciation to counter their loss of purchasing power.
Although legislation establishing special compensation to military longevity retirees who have combat-related disabilities was passed by the 107th Congress, most disabled retirees must forfeit one dollar of retired pay for every dollar of VA disability compensation they receive.