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adjective as in employed

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They’ll cook evenly in one pan, and can get crispy over high heat, though they’ll lose the varied texture they retain when cooked in larger pieces.

Throughout the company’s history, he retains a sense of urgency — every day on the Internet, he insists, is Day One — and a painstaking focus on customer satisfaction.

They retained possession when running back Carlos Hyde recovered a fumble during the drive.

He retained his defenders, however, among them New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis.

“The personal genetic information is not transferred, retrieved, downloaded, or retained by the genetic genealogy users — including law enforcement,” the DOJ said in a news release last year.

Weeks retained an unparalleled legal team, which included bitter political rivals Hamilton and Burr.

The former apprentice engineer retained a lifelong interest in the way things worked.

And Goldin Solutions is not the lone U.S. firm retained by the RDIF.

Once appointed, supreme court nominees stand for election in order to be retained.

Schwend apparently retained one-third of the profits derived from the sale of the counterfeit money.

But Mrs. Dodd, the present vicar's wife, retained the precious prerogative of choosing the book to be read at the monthly Dorcas.

The people here retained the same paganism and barbarity, only they were not so dangerous, being conquered by the Muscovites.

Beginners must be warned against mistaking the edges of cells, or particles which have retained the red stain, for bacilli.

Then, also, the cours forcee was declared, and the gold carefully retained in the vaults of the bank.

Formulas prepared by others are perfectly retained, however, if they are thoroughly assimilated.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retained, such as: maintained, received, saved, confined, contained, and detained.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.