[ adjective ] moving back or away

Used in print

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

In my recollection , there was a long interval between the death of the officer and the appearance of the first of the retreating redcoats , and in that interval the dust_cloud over the road seems to hover indefinitely .

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

Jessica_Packard lifted her head and followed the retreating figure , her eyes resting nearly closed on the unself-conscious rise and fall of the rounded hips .