In any event, whoever prevails, the military will retain control, at least for a while.
The abundance of the fabric allowed us to cover her but retain the beauty and elegance of the garment.
But they were challenging many other leaders at the court who wanted to retain their privileges.
I've advised the U.K. government to retain and increase R&D tax credits.
Canada and the United States are the only industrialized countries that retain birthright citizenship.
Persons can retain a hobby or an illusion for a time or for all time.
Hers was not a nature which could retain personal resentment for any length of time.
Variations in hyphenation have been retain as in the original publication.
The general idea I have given you is quite enough to retain.
Then perhaps you will be allowed to retain a part or all of it.
late 14c., "hold back, restrain;" c.1400, "continue keeping, keep possession of," from Old French retenir "keep, retain; take into feudal service; hold back; remember" (12c.), from Latin retinere "hold back, keep back, detain, restrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Meaning "keep (another) attached to one's person, keep in service" is from mid-15c.; specifically of lawyers from 1540s. Meaning "keep in the mind" is from c.1500. Related: Retained; retaining.