People in general sloped backward,
allowing to remain
(in the same condition)
a male —
to the exclusion of all others —
lodging in a house —
Human beings —
as distinguished from animals —
or other beings,
inclined in the reverse (of the usual way),
permitting by neglect,
oversight (or the like)
to stay behind —
unchangedÂ in character, condition.
The specific portion ofÂ space
normally occupied (by anything)
limiting (orÂ modifying)
A staminate plant —
a keeping apart —
different in nature or kind.
The greatest possibleÂ being: Â the remaining onesÂ (of a number).
To be the property of
a temporary place to stay (one fourth of an hour),
aÂ building for any purpose,
Sympathetic substances or natures,
an inhuman person,
being the remaining onesÂ (of a number).
A living thing :
having fixed limits —
tending in a directionÂ that makes an angle (with anything else)
flat or level,
situated at the vertex,
acting in a manner oppositeÂ or contraryÂ (to that which is usual),
as an appliance or apparatus,
desirable orÂ favorable:
aÂ direction (or vicinity),
To hold out —
orÂ endure —
in a stage already passedÂ (unchanged in character).
Any spot in a surface
not altered or different in any way.
One such feature or trait —
peculiarÂ to somebody,
serving a system of objects
(with relations between the objects definedÂ according to general custom) —
no matter what.
serving (to restrain) —
softening minor details,
but no pistils.
to swindle custody (aside):
various elements of the natural world.
large in number
that may (or can) be aÂ living thing,
left after the destruction of all else
(noting some indefinite day in the future).
The sum of a collection of units
(to remain as before)
aÂ piece of land,
effective for a time only,
aÂ space set apart
for a particular purpose.
To endure —
after the third
(the time indicated by a timepiece):
the act of constructing
The subject in hand:
no matter what —
Of sound or sturdy construction.
An image formed
from a number
Source: Â Kass, John. “Why the rush to subdue old man?Â Charge alleges cop beanbag rounds just werenât needed.” Â Chicago Tribune. 3 April 2014: 1.
The prompt:Â Select a single sentence from a newspaper article. Replace eachÂ meaningful word in the text [verb, noun, adjective, adverb] by itsÂ dictionary definition. Repeat this treatment on the resultingÂ sentence, and so on, until youâve had enough! Note that after onlyÂ two such treatments with a relatively compact dictionary, even aÂ two-word sentence can produce an accumulation of 57 words.
My sentence: Â “They retreated, leaving him alone in his room.”