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retained object


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n retained object an object in a passive construction
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In literature:

It is especially sensation, I think, which is considered by those realists who retain only the object.
"The Analysis of Mind" by Bertrand Russell
I have no objection to your retaining the name of Hector.
"Hector's Inheritance" by Horatio Alger
The handsome Norman retained her surly bearing, but allowed her son to frequent the inspector's office without a word of objection.
"The Fat and the Thin" by Emile Zola
We receive impressions more readily from visible objects, we feel them more strongly, and retain them more durably.
"A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity." by William Wilberforce
The object in covering with the bell is to retain every particle of the flavor.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
But the great object should have been to retain every available shilling for advertisements.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
The retainers and partisans of Numitor determined on availing themselves of this opportunity to accomplish their object.
"Romulus, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
A child under the guidance of Nature, receives and retains its impressions of objects in a natural and simple order.
"A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education" by James Gall
Hereafter, she would retain the friendship of those worthy women, but without any ulterior object beyond their own welfare.
"Making People Happy" by Thompson Buchanan
If you object to retaining the name of Luttrell, why not adopt Vasari?
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
Who can say that inanimate objects are not susceptible to minute impressions which they retain?
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
But mother overruled their objections and retained Ruth, their only child, a capable girl of twenty.
"Cora and The Doctor" by Harriette Newell Baker
Can there be no identification with the object retained?
"Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego" by Sigmund Freud
Also retain any intimate objects, but sell all the rest that is only suitable for New York apartments.
"Natalie: A Garden Scout" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The object of Mr. Brantley's present visit to Rosebrook, was to inquire personally into the state of some property he still retained there.
"Pencil Sketches" by Eliza Leslie
Some objected to my retaining the skin.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
There was, however, one beautiful object which we were delighted to have seen while it retained a brilliance which it has since lost.
"Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life" by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
One object of good plowing is to retain moisture in the soil until the growing crop can make good use of it.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
So the infinitive retains its verb nature, in that it may have an object and it may be modified by an adverb.
"Plain English" by Marian Wharton
Of transcendental morals, it may at least be said that they retain the intimation of the objective character of purposes and goods.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey

In poetry:

Unmindful what thy hands retained,
Thy gaze is fixed beyond, above;
Some dearer object held enchained
The goddess of immortal love.
"To The Venus Of Melos" by John Lawson Stoddard
The optic nerve has power so keen,
That ev'ry object by it seen
Is stamped upon the brain;
But they of sluggish mental mold
No vivid photograph will hold,
And scarce a scene retain.
"The Five Senses" by Jared Barhite

In news:

In "Let the Kids In" (editorial, Dec 8) you say that unlike the Frick, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston "retains most of its original furnishings, including fragile antique furniture, wall hangings and personal objects.
McDonald's letter to Higgins in response to his objections to retaining the Skyway revealed for the first time that the DOT would be conducting a review.
(Steinhoff apparently forgot that weightless objects retain their mass.

In science:

We retain only objects below or to the right of the straight lines.
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2
There has been no approximation in writing down Eq. (3.1), so if all objects retain their full time-dependence, this equation solves the 2p1h motion exactly.
Faddeev Random Phase Approximation applied to molecules
The second is in the formulation of a natural class of limit objects for dilute mean- field spin glass models, retaining more information than just the limiting Gram-de Finetti matrix used in the study of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model.
Exchangeable random measures
The second stage of candidate selection involves retaining just those objects which lie within 0.28 mag of the isochrone in the colour-colour diagram.
The substellar mass function in the central region of the open cluster Praesepe from deep LBT observations