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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of retain.

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  • adj. continued in your keeping or use or memory


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  • Mr. Whyte is also the first jockey in Hong Kong to ever break four digits in career victories and has been champion jockey for the past 11 seasons—a title retained Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse to conclude the 2011 racing season.

    Down the Stretch With a Champion Jockey

  • The term retained the denotation of an aesthetic sensibility tied to a “pursuit”, and gained codification; you might say that the meaning changed from “pursuit” to “traditional pursuit” because even though the suffix occasionally appears on the tail-end of practices not thought of as traditionally Japanese “yakyuudou” comes to mind, the modern connotation is one of adopting an ancestral Japanese mindset.

    Usage of ‘dou’ (道) in Japan.

  • The term retained this meaning in the liturgy of the church, [91] and for that reason people continue to pray for spiritual

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

  • That is short for Nielsen, the name retained because of its wide brand recognition.

    NYT > Home Page

  • After winning the award for Best Promotion Of A Sport By A Governing Body for the 'Girls United' campaign in 2008, this year saw the same title retained at the event held in Battersea Park in London albeit for The FA Tesco Skills Programme. | Home

  • During the Later Han, however, although the term retained some of its earlier sense, it also now clearly referred to large families of some standing and reputation — in short, to powerful lineages. 56 These families developed into a powerful force at court and in the government during the Later Han, and their aggrandizement became a major factor in weakening the dynasty. 57 Toward the end of the Later Han, however, such families were themselves greatly weakened in the political struggles that attended the fall of the Han.

    Empresses and Consorts

  • Israel is under the millet system, which they retained from the Ottoman and British Empires.

    Matthew Yglesias » Parallel

  • Everett Todd (defensive ends) and Vance Vice (offensive line) were retained from the previous staff. —

    Around the Sun Belt Conference

  • Each Tuesday, USA TODAY is quizzing all you Lost fans to see how much information you've retained from the previous week's episode.

    'Lost' quiz No. 2: 'The Substitute'

  • To help jog your short-term memory, each week we'll test how much Lost lore you've retained from the most recent episodes -- here, the first two episodes, "LA X" and "What Kate Does."

    'Lost' quiz: LA X and What Kate Does


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