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re·tract

(rē-trakt'),
To shrink, draw back, or pull apart.
[L. re-traho, pp. -tractus, a drawing back]
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retract

(ri-trakt′) [L. retractus, drawn back]
To draw back.
retractable (′ă-bĕl), adjective
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Elsewhere he writes: "at this time, such coercion displeased me because I had not yet learned either how much evil their impunity would dare or to what extent the application of discipline could bring about their improvement": Augustine, Retractationes, ii.5 (ch.
Augustine's thought evolved, as he admitted in the Retractations, and any particular declaration needs to be considered in relation to the circumstances in which it was made, before it is accepted as typical of his theology.
Canisius has in mind Augustine's comment in the Retractations (2.63) about his Enchiridion, a treatise on faith, hope, and love addressed to Laurentius.
Bogan, Saint Augustine; The Retractations, The Fathers of the Church, lx (washington, D.C., 1968), 217: ~I also wrote two books to Jerome, the priest, who was living in Bethlehem -- one on the origin of the soul of man, the second on a passage from the Apostle James.' (23) CCSL, 57, 126-7; trans.
Thus, like Augustine, who in the Retractations provided later commentary and clarification on all his writings, T.