[ 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 .