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retreat

(rĭ-trēt′) [ME. retret, draw back]
A withdrawal (e.g., in psychology) from difficult life situations. This may be direct, as in physical flight, or indirect, as in malingering, illness, abnormal preoccupation, and self-deception.
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I think of this as a pilot program, where the directors we've chosen are architects of future of the residency," says Kauffman, whose fellow retreaters included Lisa Peterson, Chay Yew, Liesl Tommy, Ken Rus Schmoll and Indhu Rubasingham.
The attached retreat center is able to accommodate 48 sewers, quilters, knitters, and crafters at one time and 36 retreaters overnight.
To his good fortune, a Russian tank stalls directly over his trench caught up in volumes of barbed wire placed by Nazi retreaters to stop the onslaught of the, now, Russian offensive.