a retraction of a previously held position.
Syn. -- withdrawal, backdown.
Great climacteric, the sixty-third year of human life.
I should hardly yield my rigid fibers to be regenerated by them; nor begin, in my
grand climacteric, to squall in their new accents, or to stammer, in my second cradle, the elemental sounds of their barbarous metaphysics.
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