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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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The long-term trends for both retirees and nonretirees suggest that Americans are continuing to work later in their lives -- or planning to do so, if they are not already retired.
We are pleased that we will be able to offer this plan to the retired players, to help provide services that are needed by so many," said Hall of Famer Jim Brown, the Chairman of the Board of the organization.
Talking media men ,Haji Shah Muhammad said the retired reader to APA should be sent home immediately and I would end my hunger strike.
Jonathan Dean, 89, a retired Foreign Service officer, died Jan.
For example, in 2006 the share of retired people in the 45-54 age group was 24.
Half of the retired boomers said they had debts when they retired, the survey showed.
Earlier on Monday, Turkish police detained several other people including former Air Forces Commander retired General Ibrahim Firtina, former Naval Forces Commander retired Admiral Ozden Ornek, former 1st Army Commander retired General Ergin Saygun, retired Colonel Kubilay Aktas, former North Sea Area Commander retired Admiral Ahmet Feyyaz Ogutcu and former South Sea Area Commander retired Vice Admiral Lutfi Sancar.
I must be one of many thousands of retired colleagues who are totally perplexed by this ludicrous decision.
The assets are heavy and retired in large quantities.
But Peters goes on to make a weak case for his real agenda--to bash Rumsfeld and President Bush and to defend the six retired generals who recently called for Rumsfeld to be fired.
With the death last month of Bishop Charles Maloney, 93, retired auxiliary of Louisville, Ky.
Working on the home was a way for Foster and dozens of other Motion Picture & Television Fund volunteers to give back, since Ben Lopp, 85, is a retired television studio engineer.