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Examples of retinue in a Sentence
the king and his retinue
a pop star traveling with his retinue
Recent Examples of retinue from the Web
The queen's retinue totaled seven, which included two escorts and a sweet young lady with a bouquet at Tracy's side.
More than anything, Dykstra wants to present himself as the ultimate cleanup hitter, an unsung hero (OK, antihero) who in selfless service of a buddy went up against Hollywood's most sordid retinue.
This retinue moved in two different modes: search and chase.
With his motorcade, retinue of advisers, and security men, his Asia trip was a mirror of President Trump’s.
To the young male actors in his retinue in Santa Barbara in the 1970s, Gary Goddard was an exalted figure.
Already this year has brought Their Finest, A United Kingdom, Churchill, Dunkirk, and Viceroy's House; now comes Victoria & Abdul, Stephen Frears's take on the double dealings inside Queen Victoria's retinue toward the end of her reign.
As a citywide campaign, the Division 2 at-large contest faces much the same retinue of topics dominating the mayor's race: fears of crime, unreliable drainage pumps and massive potholes.
Self-care is a theme of Kaur’s work, though it is typically addressed in the context of personal relationships rather than managing a multimedia retinue.
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Did You Know?
Retinue derives via Middle English from the Anglo-French verb retenir, meaning "to retain." Another word deriving from retenir is retainer, which means, among other things, "one who serves a person of high position or rank." In the 14th century, that high person of rank was usually a noble or a royal of some kind, and retinue referred to that person's collection of servants and companions. Nowadays, the word is often used with a bit of exaggeration to refer to the assistants, guards, publicists, and other people who accompany an actor or other high-profile individual in public. You might also hear such a collection called a "suite" or "entourage," two other words derived from French.
Origin and Etymology of retinue
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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