Usage examples for retinue

  1. He even omitted to note what was of passing strangeness: that neither the retinue of the minister nor the others upon the streets cast more than casual glances at their unusual visitors. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  2. No humblest warrior in all Vokal's vast retinue who did not know that design and his duties when faced with it. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  3. Before the room was silent, the king, accompanied by his brothers, but with no other retinue besides, entered the hall. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  4. The emperor's box, called the Kathisma, occupied the whole of the short northern side, and contained many hundreds of seats for the imperial retinue. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  5. " Now I must mold you, Jenny," he went on, pacing up and down in the midst of the retinue of resolutions and intentions. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  6. The Moor and his retinue passed that night in tents before the Palace. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  7. My lord, send back our retinue to London; The people crowd too eager in the roads, We'll seek a refuge in this quiet park. – Mary Stuart A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  8. They had not long to wait before the Tumongong appeared with a small retinue of men, spear- armed as usual, who were halted by their officer at the foot of the steps, while the Malay chief ascended to the veranda to announce briefly that the rajah would honour the ladies with a visit that evening; after which he turned and left the place as he came, the dark figures of his escort filing out through the bamboo gate, looking like shadows in the starlight. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  9. Have you brought no other retinue? – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  10. A retinue almost Royal, together with an expenditure which Royalty could not rival, secured for him the respect of the nation. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  11. Cicely had been worn out with her day's journey, and slept late and sound, so that she was not ready to leave her chamber till the Earl and his retinue were gone, and thus she was spared actual contact with him who was to doom her mother, and see that doom carried out. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  12. He was hunting one day in Dorsetshire; and being led by the chase near Corfe- castle, where Elfrida resided, he took the opportunity of paying her a visit, unattended by any of his retinue, and he thereby presented her with the opportunity which she had long wished for. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  13. Accompanied by a great retinue, Lope returned to the city, where he related his adventure to Tomas, who in turn recounted to him his own partial success. – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  14. So to Egeskov we rode, and there found no less than forty suitors assembled, and some with a hundred servants in retinue. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. She needed certainly a retinue of servants. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  16. He sent word to Sitric he would visit him; and, attended by a royal retinue, to be followed in a little time by his guards, as escort for his future queen, proceeded to meet his royal bride. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  17. The order of the procession had broken, and the king and his immediate retinue would return privately to the palace after he should pay homage and offer sacrifice to the spirits of his ancestors. – Our Little Korean Cousin by H. Lee M. Pike