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  • noun Plural form of retainer.


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  • Intrepid, self-sufficient and utterly without fear, he was also a mother-fixated homosexual who forged a series of intense relationships with native servants whom he referred to as "retainers" while describing their appearance in the language of the schoolyard.

    Drawn to Harsh Places

  • He cut the number by more than half of Elizabeth's household retainers from the figure quoted by Machyn.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • · Aces LT is for longer-term retainers without a task-specific objective where the primary objective is high-quality service in a specific area or over several objectives.

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  • For retainers that are not time sensitive or longer-term retainers, Aces LT comes into play.

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  • Something for old and faithful retainers, that is, who stayed on at the funda where they had been all along, but maybe got paid a little. \par

    Time Enough For Love

  • Situated in the midst of a vast forest, its lord and his retainers were the terror of the surrounding country.

    Brittany & Its Byways

  • I really enjoy being with the men out here; they could be more exactly described as my retainers than as anything else; and I am able to keep on admirable terms with them and yet avoid the familiarity which would assuredly breed contempt.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • The neighbouring country furnished few attendants, I fancy; the old monks and their retainers were about all.

    The Old Helmet

  • The Baron and his retainers were the only people cognisant of his capture, except little Platter, and of course he would have run away, and must have been too frightened to be able to give any clear account of the matter.

    Count Ulrich of Lindburg A Tale of the Reformation in Germany

  • "These retainers, which is how the barrel actually connected to the stock and okay, I can visualize that and I can say hey that's a gun barrel," said Harr.

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