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An example use of retreat in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… that's part of the retreat they see the …”
Retreat means to move back or away from a place or position.
the word retreat occurs in english on average 12.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retreat can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;