• The advance and retreat of the ice sheets can thus be discerned quite accurately from such sediment cores.

    ECONOMIST: The South Pole as location and metaphor

  • With much hesitation and dithering, they move toward each other, only to retreat, advance again, and so on.

    NEWYORKER: Wild Grass

  • As the author notes, the euphoria of the first year of Japan's war in the Pacific turned into a chimera, a dream within a dream, when the tide of its military advance petered out and news of the bloody retreat leaked out back home.

    ECONOMIST: Japanese history

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