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There lie the impressions on the retentive organ, though you knew it not.

No cunningly painted canvas is so retentive as the active brain.

The last are frequently overrated, the memory more quick than retentive.

What a wonderfully active and retentive mind that gifted child must have!

This will give you an idea of the retentive memory she possesses.

Every province has practically its own language, of which it is proud and retentive.

He had, indeed, a quick observation 20 and a retentive memory.

My studies had been varied but superficial; my memory was active but not retentive.

She was an only child, very precocious, with a retentive memory.

It was quite a while before a retentive memory helped him out.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "able to hold or keep" (mental or physical), from Old French retentif, from Medieval Latin retentivus, from past participle stem of Latin retinere (see retain). Related: Retentively; retentiveness.

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