Usage examples for retention

  1. We might even omit the intermediate portions of the pitch ellipses themselves; but as they move in rolling contact their retention can do no harm, and in one part of the movement will be beneficial, as they will do part of the work; for if, when turning, as shown by the arrows, we consider the wheel whose axis is D as the driver, it will be noted that its radius of contact, C P, is on the increase; and so long as this is the case the other wheel will be compelled to move by contact of the pitch lines, although the link be omitted. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. Having, however, adopted the laws and customs of the conquered, it became necessary to keep up the usual establishment of women in the palace, the inevitable consequence of which was the retention of a certain number of eunuchs to look after them. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  3. I ask for information, as a plodding man of business who only deals with such material objects as guineas, shillings, and bank- notes- may not the retention of the thing involve the retention of the idea? – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  4. Upon no principle, therefore, could he have expected beforehand to be treated as Emperor by the ministers of the Prince Regent; nor, even if he had been born a legitimate prince, would it have been in the usual course of things for him, under existing circumstances, to persist in the open retention of his imperial style. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  5. But, considering that their order, in times long since passed away, shone forth with the grace of much nobility and honour, and that they were for a length of time held in vast reverence by the faithful, and that we had then heard of no suspicion concerning the premises, or of evil report against them; and also, that from the beginning of their religion, they have publicly borne the cross of Christ, exposing their bodies and goods against the enemies of the faith, for the acquisition, retention, and defence of the Holy Land, consecrated by the precious blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we were unwilling to yield a ready belief to the accusation...." – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  6. Those who accomplish most, however, compare favorably with others in length of days and retention of health. – Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business by Scott, Walter Dill
  7. The tariff worked to the advantage of many people, and its retention was insistently demanded by them; the internal revenue taxes were disliked, and few things were more popular after the war than their reduction. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  8. And when we hear a remark spoken, we are conscious of the earlier words while the later ones are being uttered, and this retention feels different from recollection of something definitely past. –  by
  9. His one serious fault is the retention of the conventional mannerism of the eighteenth century in point of poetic diction, and he might argue that time had almost irrevocably associated this with the chanson style. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  10. He thought too, and correctly, that, in the mind and character of Forrester, he discovered a large degree of sturdy, manly simplicity, and a genuine honesty- colored deeply with prejudices and without much polish, it is true, but highly susceptible of improvement, and by no means stubborn or unreasonable in their retention. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  11. Though Clara had passed out of her world since those first days of illness, Jane held her in a memory which knew no motive of retention so strong as gratitude. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  12. He had vices, certainly, but they were the vices of his time and country, and there is no sufficient evidence that he carried them to excess, while his retention of physical and intellectual vigor afford the strongest possible proof of the contrary. – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  13. Should an area be found which the bank and His Majesty's representative consider suitable, and His Majesty's government consider desirable, Lord Lansdowne will be glad to consider favorably proposals for the creation of a Jewish colony or settlement under such conditions as will seem to the members to guarantee the retention of their national customs...." – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  14. The retention of the Fourth Division between Washington and Centreville would seem to have been a blunder; another 5000 men on the field of battle should certainly have turned the scale. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  15. The Romans were a conservative people, and many of the peculiarities of their worship were due to the retention of old forms which had lost such spirit as they once possessed. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  16. When we are asleep, the vital forces are at a low ebb, the process of digestion is for the time nearly suspended, and the retention of incompletely digested food in the stomach may cause bad dreams and troubled sleep. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  17. For not only Nicholas, but Anton Rubinstein himself, fought gallantly for his retention. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  18. And the Hardy house was naturally the pivot of the movement, and the retention of it in our possession essential to success. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  19. General Whyte found the conquest of the Dutch settlement of Demerara a far easier task than its retention. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. The Balli Kombetar extolled the principles of freedom and social justice and championed the objective of an ethnic Albania; that is, the retention of the Yugoslav provinces of Kosovo and Metohija, which the Italians had annexed to Albania in 1941. For some time it made efforts to collaborate with the National Liberation Movement, but to no avail. – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White