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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction
 
287. [Motion From.] Recession.
 
  
NOUN:RECESSION, retirement, withdrawal; retreat; regression, regress, retrogradation, retrocession [See Regression]; departure, [See Departure]; recoil [See Recoil]; flight (avoidance) [See Avoidance].
  SWITCH, by-pass, shunt [Brit.].
  
VERB:RECEDE, go, move back, move from, retire, withdraw, retrograde, retrogress, regress, ebb; shrink; come -, move -, go -, get -, drift- away; depart [See Departure]; retreat [See Regression]; move off, stand off, sheer off, swerve from; fall back, stand aside; run away (avoid) [See Avoidance].
  SWITCH, shunt [Brit.], sidetrack, turn, remove.
  
ADJECTIVE:RECEDING &c. v.; recessive, retrogressive, regressive.
  
QUOTATION:Remember Lot’s wife.—Bible

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