Having a job
He certainly retained his dignity.
A decree of the parlement (1606), obtained by Marguerite de Valois, deprived him of nearly all his possessions, including Auvergne, though he still retained the title.
Dean retained his smile.
In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference.
Everything I found in books that pleased me I retained in my memory, consciously or unconsciously, and adapted it.