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Weeks retained an unparalleled legal team, which included bitter political rivals Hamilton and Burr.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Once appointed, supreme court nominees stand for election in order to be retained.
He retained a deep attachment to his mother, Judie McCain, and posted a photo of her on Facebook.American Jihadis Douglas McCain and Troy Kastigar: From Losers to Martyrs|Michael Daly|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although she is now an American citizen, Coles has retained an English sense of journalism.Joanna Coles: Why Cosmopolitan Does Sexy and Serious So Well|Lloyd Grove|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the other hand, he has retained an attribute reminiscent of the other ex-fundies.
And he retained his hold of my jacket, giving directions to his men the while.The Pilots of Pomona|Robert Leighton
While the stems may be retained with the buttons, they should always be removed from the full-grown mushrooms.Mushrooms: how to grow them|William Falconer
Following is a partial list of words of foreign origin which should not be italicized even when the original accents are retained.The Uses of Italic|Frederick W. Hamilton
It would seem that he was now in easy circumstances, although he retained to the end his economical habits.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII|John Lord
The Dutch, who have retained in a debased form their own language, also engage largely in agriculture and viticulture.