Thesaurus / retain

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

Let stand until morning in a warm place or in a covered bread pan well wrapped to retain the heat.
Mrs. Bowse's boarders and his hall bedroom had helped him to retain some hold over actual existence.
T. TEMBAROMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Some nobles made terms whereby they were allowed to retain their estates, but the majority of them opposed the conquerors.
A HISTORY OF SPAINCHARLES E. CHAPMAN
Grotait's cheek reddened with anger at this rebuff, and it cost him an effort to retain his friendly intentions.
I rejoiceas I told the senate when they offered me four million sestercesto serve Csar and retain my poverty.
DARKNESS AND DAWNFREDERIC W. FARRAR
By a lien is meant the right of the bailee to retain possession until the value of his labor or material has been received.
Sometimes the bodies of people who are struck are as stiff as iron and retain their stiffness.
THUNDER AND LIGHTNINGCAMILLE FLAMMARION
At her shrine he offered his devotions in the twelfth century, when he says, "She seemed still to retain her miraculous powers."
Let them live in safety, let them retain all that Cassius possessed.
The crosse, usually held in both hands, is made to retain the ball by an ingenious rocking motion only acquired by practice.

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