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 —
unchanged in character, condition.
The specific portion of space
normally occupied (by anything)
limiting (or modifying)
A staminate plant —
a keeping apart —
different in nature or kind.
The greatest possible being: the remaining ones (of a number).
To be the property of
a temporary place to stay (one fourth of an hour),
a building for any purpose,
Sympathetic substances or natures,
an inhuman person,
being the remaining ones (of a number).
A living thing :
having fixed limits —
tending in a direction that makes an angle (with anything else)
flat or level,
situated at the vertex,
acting in a manner opposite or contrary (to that which is usual),
as an appliance or apparatus,
desirable or favorable:
a direction (or vicinity),
To hold out —
or endure —
in a stage already passed (unchanged in character).
Any spot in a surface
not altered or different in any way.
One such feature or trait —
peculiar to somebody,
serving a system of objects
(with relations between the objects defined 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 a 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)
a piece of land,
effective for a time only,
a 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: Kass, John. “Why the rush to subdue old man? Charge alleges cop beanbag rounds just weren’t needed.” Chicago Tribune. 3 April 2014: 1.
The prompt: Select a single sentence from a newspaper article. Replace each meaningful word in the text [verb, noun, adjective, adverb] by its dictionary definition. Repeat this treatment on the resulting sentence, and so on, until you’ve had enough! Note that after only two such treatments with a relatively compact dictionary, even a two-word sentence can produce an accumulation of 57 words.
My sentence: “They retreated, leaving him alone in his room.”