- v.保持( retain的过去式和过去分词 ); 拦住; 保存; 止住;
He had retained a keen interest in the progress of the work.
She retained a number of copies for further annotation.
Gary Kasparov has retained his title as world chess champion.
He said he retained immense regard and esteem for the prime minister.
Fulton has retained his dry humour.
He was smiling, but his eyes retained a look of solemnity.
Even in great adversity, he retained [ kept ] his majesty.
纵令 身处绝境, 他仍保持自己的威严.
Throughout the crisis he retained his composure.
He retained his wildness and wiliness.
He retained the copyright of his book.
Besides, many of them always retained their countrified simplicity.
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Cash dividends, reduce retained earnings and become a current liability when declared.
We retained the original fireplace when we decorated the room.
A small residue is retained tenaciously by the surface.
In such cases suitable feathers should be retained or left unpruned.
1. continued in your keeping or use or memory;
"in...the retained pattern of dancers and guests remembered"