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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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However, to keep your interest up I've included a photo of the engraving on the floorplate of my custom .458 of my friend Cookie, to whom my book The Alaskan Retreater's Notebook is dedicated.
At Nurture Through Nature in Maine, retreaters can design their own holistic eco-retreat, with private yoga instruction, guided mediation sessions and wood-fired steam baths.
In A Farewell to Arms, Frederic shoots four times, hitting but not killing one of the retreaters. In Halpers parody, Pikowski shoots twice and hits neither soldier.
Starting December 15, flights to Mammoth Yosemite Airport from JetSuiteX's private hangar at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport allow weekend adventure-seekers, winter sports enthusiasts and snow retreaters alike to forget airport lines or a 6-hour mountain drive.
Women's Wisdom Personal Retreat Silent retreat led by Merry Cole of the inn's staff for beginners or experienced retreaters, 6 p.m.