withdraw from

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He heard her approach and withdraw from the partially open door; and twice or three times he even saw the shadow of a person intercept the light.
At the same time I was resolved not to lose even the smallest opportunity of trying to plead Laura's cause, and I told him boldly that I regretted his generosity had not carried him one step farther, and induced him to withdraw from the engagement altogether.
I myself am so thoroughly ashamed of my companions, and so weary of their irrational conversation and pursuits - now that there is no one to humanize them and keep them in check, since you have justly abandoned us to our own devices - that I think I shall presently withdraw from amongst them, probably within this week; and I cannot suppose you will regret my departure.
But, notwithstanding the kind treatment we received, I was too familiar with the fickle disposition of savages not to feel anxious to withdraw from the valley, and put myself beyond the reach of that fearful death which, under all these smiling appearances, might yet menace us.
DAMMAN: The Public Electoral Committee announced that last Thursday was the final day for candidates to withdraw from the upcoming municipal elections, according to the head of the electoral media committee in the Eastern Province, Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Al Sufyaan.
Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has said that he expects Israel to withdraw from the southern Lebanese village of al-Ghajar in the "near future," the Beirut daily AN NAHAR reported Thursday.
Troubled school board candidate Christopher Arellano tried Thursday to formally withdraw from the June 6 runoff, but city officials said his name must legally remain on the ballot.
Subsection (a) of the rule lists situations where an attorney must withdraw from a representation, including when the attorney's continued representation would result in a violation, of the Rules of Professional Conduct, when the attorney has a physical or mental condition that materially impairs the attorney's ability to represent the client, and when the attorney has been discharged by the client.
2056(b)(7) if, under the terms of the testamentary QTIP trust, the surviving spouse has the "power, exercisable annually, to compel the trustee to withdraw from the IRA an amount equal to all the income earned on the assets held by the IRA" and to pay that amount to the surviving spouse.
Deloitte & Touche, the California Court of Appeals, Fourth Appellate District, held that judges must instruct juries that professional standards promulgated by the AICPA authorize auditors to withdraw from engagements--regardless of prejudice to the clients--based on a showing of good cause.
The Fireman's Fund Insurance Companies has given notice to Massachusetts officials that, because of continuing uncertainty in implementing state personal automobile insurance reform, Fireman's Fund intends to withdraw from the state's personal automobile insurance market on December 31, 2004.
Mathews had wanted to withdraw from her plea bargain when she thought a sentence of 15 years to life was excessive, said Deputy District Attorney John Portillo.