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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RETINUE

My brother was servile; he has attached himself to the retinue of a wealthy Baroness.

The intervention of the retinue of Roderic was scarcely admitted.

I have fled from myself; I have fled from the magnificence of my retinue, to find variety.

His equipages and retinue were of a kind to match his personal effulgence.

He provided a house for her, and assigned to her service a retinue of domestics.

A house fit for a sovereign prince, and a retinue like that of royalty!

The Master and his retinue were riding on a journey, and came to a strange road.

Here he took his seat, with his retinue of officers around him.

On the head of the elephant, the driver; and retinue on either side.

A cook, a butler, and a valet were the sum-total of his retinue.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French retenue "group of followers, state of service," literally "that which is retained," noun use of fem. past participle of retenir "to employ, to retain, hold back" (see retain). Related: Retinular.

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