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Search phrase: retain

Plays

 11 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.i.66But longer did we not retain much hope,But longer did we not retaine much hope;
HamletHam III.iii.56May one be pardoned and retain th' offence?May one be pardon'd, and retaine th'offence?
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.136Retain but privilege of a private man?Retaine but priuiledge of a priuate man?
King Edward IIIE3 I.i.3Thou shalt retain as great a seigniory,Thou shalt retayne as great a Seigniorie:
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.239Away from her, and yet retain my soul.A waie from her and yet retaine my soule,.
King Edward IIIE3 IV.i.22Or else retain and keep thee captive still.Or else retayne and keepe thee captiue still:
King LearKL I.i.135Make with you by due turn. Only we shall retainMake with you by due turne, onely we shall retaine
King LearKL III.vi.58That you so oft have boasted to retain?That you so oft haue boasted to retaine?
Romeo and JulietRJ II.ii.46Retain that dear perfection which he owesRetaine that deare perfection which he owes,
The TempestTem IV.i.185Thy shape invisible retain thou still.Thy shape inuisible retaine thou still:
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.ii.24For her repletion, and retain anewFor her repletion, and retaine anew

Glossary

 9 result(s).
confineenclose, retain, contain
containretain, keep in one's possession
continueretain, carry on with, preserve
detainkeep back, withhold, retain
intenable[debated meaning] unable to retain
reservepreserve, retain, keep
retainemploy, take into service
retention[medicine] power to retain emotion
stayretain, keep back, withhold

Thesaurus

 11 result(s).
emotion, power to retainretention
power to retain emotionretention
retainconfine
retaincontinue
retaincontain
retainstay
retaindetain
retainreserve
retain emotion, power toretention
retain, unable tointenable
unable to retainintenable

Themes and Topics

 1 result(s).
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Words Families

 4 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
RETAINBASICretain v, retention n, retentive adj
RETAINPEOPLEretainer n
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