He retained a deep attachment to his mother, Judie McCain, and posted a photo of her on Facebook.
The amendment states but a truism that all is retained which has not been surrendered.
He systematically misremembered the details, but he retained the larger-picture essence of what had been said.
In the spring there was more writing on the wall for Chalabi, who had retained immense influence in banking in Iraq.
On the other hand, he has retained an attribute reminiscent of the other ex-fundies.
The Jew was retained and in a wretched inn her things were unpacked.
In spite of the panic the Spaniards had retained hold of their prisoner.
Their mode of worship has retained something of the antique gaiety.
Unusual spelling and hyphenation in the dialect is retained as printed.
John felt his head turning, but retained wisdom enough to wait for a moment when they should be quite alone.
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.