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The looseness of the vessels and the weakness of the retentive faculty, is known from a moist and loose habit of the body.
The mind at this period is most retentive of sense impressions.Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education|Ontario Ministry of Education
You are fortunate, as a retentive memory is often very useful.Zula|H. Esselstyn Lindley
He had a well-disciplined mind, a retentive memory, and a happy faculty of communication.Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger|Elihu G. Holland
"His memory does not seem to be as retentive as yours," said her father with quiet sarcasm.Frontier Boys in Frisco|Wyn Roosevelt