from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to something that retains something else, as with a retaining wall.
- v. Present participle of retain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Keeping in possession; serving to retain; keeping back; engaging.
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PINSKY: I think it might be what you call retaining the eye of the tiger.
PINSKY: I think it what -- it might be what you call retaining the eye of the tiger.
Indiana will receive up to $830,948 over the next four years to provide performance funding used to reward regional, four-year colleges for success in retaining and graduating students.
Freshmen senators and legislators don't stand a chance in retaining their "innocence" because they soon see that the way to get things done is behind doors and in dark corners.
Somehow he had succeeded in retaining the tin bucket.
I had no hesitation in retaining Michael to take charge of my case as I believed in his total professionalism, work ethic and determination could achieve the optimum result.
For instance, Koestler was unusual in retaining what Michael Scammell calls “fond memories” of the 1919 Communist putsch in Hungary, a botched and bloody business that led many people to actually welcome the advent of the vengeful right as a deliverance.
And England, at the sacrifice of her great colonies, had succeeded only in retaining India.
Restaurant Voisin retaining what little remains of one's sanity
In reality policy decisions can be influenced by who supplies campaign funds or other forms of assistence helpful in retaining one's political office.
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