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Word: retain

Definition: keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor


Sentences Containing 'retain'

Albert seized it, and as Franz had no reason to suppose it was meant for him, he suffered Albert to retain it.
Although Generald'Epinay served under Napoleon, did he not still retain royalist sentiments?
Although it is more expensive to hire, train and retain such personnel, they have a clear advantage in terms of their flexibility.
Any deal would see Orange retain majority ownership of Dailymotion.
Any global that is SET will retain its value across system shutdowns.
As he loved his cousin, however, there was an excellent explanation why he should retain her secret--the more so as the secret was a disgraceful one.
At King of the Ring, The Undertaker defeated The Rock to retain his title.
At the Royal Rumble in 2004, Lesnar defeated Holly to retain the WWE Championship.
Because of the durability of the material, many of these buildings retain their original appearance.
Both stations are expected to retain their affiliations with ABC.
By 1973 the plan had effectively been abandoned, with a decision to retain crew operation and to dispose of the Merlins.
Critics decried the scheme, saying it allowed the owners to retain control of the estate.
Each synod was to retain management of its own institution.
England needed to secure a victory in order to retain the Championship for the fifth consecutive year.
He was succeeded by his son, Mansur, who managed to retain the throne until deposed in 1015/16.
However, GM decided to retain their previous platform names.
In 2007, he managed to retain the star awarded to Sidney Heinze in 2006.
It does not retain water, is thermal even when wet and can resist solar radiation effectively.
It does retain certain value as an antique, and from a survival standpoint can be desirable as a hunting weapon.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
It is one of the few national ethics codes to retain a version of the Fairness Doctrine.
It is the insect with black claws, and the awful word which I wish to retain in my imagination in all its purity and all its importance.''
Kiribati is believed to be anxious to retain Banaba, in the hope of remining it in the future.
Like all purebreds, the Coton must be bred true to type to retain its unique characteristics.
Older locations still retain the full Staples Business Depot signage.
One hospital building will retain the Thomason name as "Thomason Tower".
Oxaziridines are unique in their exceptionally high inversion barrier for nitrogen to retain its stereochemical configuration.
Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the older Westminster constituencies.
Seeing that alone retain animation, he eyed it for some time with fear and surprise.
She was able to capture Violet Baudelaire, but failed to retain her.
Social impact. Macedonian Albanians retain both a cultural and economic connections with Albania.
Some infants would attempt to retain the contents of their bowels and this would result in the development of an anal retentive personality that would attempt to retain their wealth and possessions in later life.
Some larger apartment buildings or groups of buildings retain the use of concierges.
Stars, planets and moons retain their atmospheres by gravitational attraction.
The chancel and the south porch retain the original timber-framing.
The conditions of the truce allowed Sweden to retain control of Livonia and the mouth of the Vistula river.
The entrances on Regent Street retain the older Victorian and Art Nouveau stylings.
The gracile capuchins retain the genus name "Cebus", while the robust species have been transferred to "Sapajus".
The people did not long retain their right of election; and while they did retain it, they almost always acted under the influence of the clergy, who, in such spiritual matters, appeared to be their natural guides.
The previous champions were UCD, who did not have a chance to retain their title this year as they were not entered in the competition.
The real Sting was able to defeat Sid and retain the title.
The station would retain its Southern Gospel morning show.
Their most productive years are between eight and eighteen, although they retain their strength and stamina into their twenties.
They may, however, retain significant dust in their disks.
This is about half the size of the other mammalian hexokinases, which retain a degree of dimeric structure.
Throughout these years Metzinger continued to retain his own marked artistic individuality.
Today the Shaykhi populations retain a minority following in Iran and Iraq.
Typically these type of cays are too narrow to retain freshwater or too mobile for vegetation to take hold.
While he was at Manchester City, Eriksson said that he would only retain him in the side if he stopped dribbling and running out wide.
Zeniarai Benten is one of those which, unlike Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, were able to retain them.

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