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  • —be arriving with his entire retinue, my Lord Nightbringer.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Every two weeks we’ll do blood work, cognitive tests, reflexes, a quick eye exam, and a rotating retinue of more exotic tests, like MRIs and such."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "I’ve traveled the world with my father’s retinue since I was a boy.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Celaena couldn’t help but notice the sharp stares from the same women when they beheld her in the prince’s retinue.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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  • We could not seem to dislodge them; they formed an eerie, soundless retinue in our march across the beach.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It was late in the evening when they entered the palace at Olmutz occupied by the Emperors and their retinues.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • To the right, De Guiche and his retinue.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • In short, we both agreed, and prepared accordingly; and we were so lucky as to have liberty to travel among the retinue of one of their Mandarines, who is a principal magistrate, and much reverenced by the people.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Doubtless, but not in the same way; every one has not black slaves, a princely retinue, an arsenal of weapons that would do credit to an Arabian fortress, horses that cost six thousand francs apiece, and Greek mistresses.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The new queen and her retinue-Dodge, Bibwit, Hatter, Molly, General Doppelganger, the rook, and the knight-retired to Mount Isolation’s Observation Dome after the coronation.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars

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  • A tumultuous retinue accompanied them,—students, artists, young men affiliated to the Cougourde of Aix, artisans, longshoremen, armed with clubs and bayonets; some, like Combeferre, with pistols thrust into their trousers.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A retinue of small boys passed, a few defiant stragglers, a light truck carried the dupes of accident and defeat.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Not only, sir, this your all-licens’d fool, But other of your insolent retinue Do hourly carp and quarrel; breaking forth In rank and not-to-be-endured riots.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • The King rides home, and rejoins his retinue.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • NOW leave we of Lucius the Emperor and speak we of King Arthur, that commanded all them of his retinue to be ready at the utas of Hilary for to hold a parliament at York.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • The gentleman turned to his retinue and said calmly: "Lash me these animals to their kennels!"
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • When I think of the benefactors of the race, whom we have apotheosized as messengers from heaven, bearers of divine gifts to man, I do not see in my mind any retinue at their heels, any carload of fashionable furniture.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • She had felt it ever since she saw him come in protected by a noisy military retinue, which turned the bedrooms inside out until they were convinced there was no danger.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Their ceremonies at an end, the priests and their retinue departed Helgrind for Dras-Leona, wailing and ringing the entire way.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • NOW leave we of Lucius the Emperor and speak we of King Arthur, that commanded all them of his retinue to be ready at the utas of Hilary for to hold a parliament at York.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • What finer retinue could be expected for his funeral?
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • He saw in the foreground Pilate’s irritated face and the serene face of Christ, and in the background the figures of Pilate’s retinue and the face of John watching what was happening.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Miss Jones and her retinue now withdrew, and at a proper distance from Dexter became involved in a heated conversation, which was concluded by Miss Jones taking one of the clubs and hitting it on the ground with violence.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • He performs like a born raconteur, infecting his retinue with his humour and energy.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • Wangombe appeared with a small retinue of followers.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • And as individuals get into trouble by making too great a show of liveries, or as slaves when they are too numerous rise against their masters, so I think I could mention a nation that has got into many great difficulties, and will get into many greater, from maintaining too large a retinue of words.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • There we were met by Kobie Coetsee and Niel Barnard, and a retinue of prison officials.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It was natural enough: she had always suffered from faintness, and the cave had become too full, because all their retinue followed them.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Her clothes she will have of nothing but the finest satins with special patterns woven in Soochow and Hangchow and she will have a tailor sent from Shanghai with his retinue of under tailors lest she find her clothes less fashionable than those of the women in foreign parts.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • So when we went to Bailey’s in Waverley Square with our retinue of nurses, the arrangement of atoms in our molecule was more complex than it appeared to the engineers’ wives sipping coffee at the counter and graciously pretending not to look at us.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Mean while our primitive great sire, to meet His God-like guest, walks forth, without more train Accompanied than with his own complete Perfections; in himself was all his state, More solemn than the tedious pomp that waits On princes, when their rich retinue long Of horses led, and grooms besmeared with gold, Dazzles the croud, and sets them all agape.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • He onely went for the businesse of the people; the others, as the Nobles of his retinue, were admitted for honour to that speciall grace, which was not allowed to the people; which was, (as in the verse after appeareth) to see God and live.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • All my retinue was that poor lad for an interpreter, whom I persuaded into my service, and, at my humble request, we had each of us a mule to ride on.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • When he rode up to the gerente’s house that morning he was accompanied by four friends and by a retinue of mozos and two packanimals saddled with hardwood kiacks, one empty, the other carrying their noon provisions.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • K. was no more than half way up the steps, accompanied by his retinue of girls, when, clearly the result of the noise of all those footsteps, the door opened slightly and in the crack a man who seemed to be dressed in just his nightshirt appeared.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • At each spontaneous tribute rendered by the wayfarers to this black pagod of a fellow—the tribute of a pause and stare, and less frequent an exclamation,—the motley retinue showed that they took that sort of pride in the evoker of it which the Assyrian priests doubtless showed for their grand sculptured Bull when the faithful prostrated themselves.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • As to this point, and as to some minor topics, there are differences of opinion; but it is perfectly clear to the brilliant and distinguished circle, all round, that nobody is in question but Boodle and his retinue, and Buffy and HIS retinue.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Kim looked over the retinue critically.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Both before him and behind marched the demons who formed his retinue, heads wet, garments wet, decked with garlands of water lilies both blue and white, carrying in their hands clusters of lotus flowers both red and white, chewing the fibrous stalks of water lilies, streaming with drops of water and mud.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The damsel held her peace, however, when an early messenger bore the request of Von Koeldwethout next morning, and modestly retired to her chamber, from the casement of which she watched the coming of the suitor and his retinue.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • I too wanted to go in; I was excited by this famous figure, and I believe what it was about him that stirred me up was the instant impression he gave—no matter about the old heap he rode in or the peculiarity of his retinue—of navigation by the great stars, of the highest considerations, of being fit to speak the most important human words and universal terms.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He then took leave of his brother sportsman, and expressing great joy that the frost was broken (which might perhaps be no small motive to his hastening home), set forwards, or rather backwards, for Somersetshire; but not before he had first despatched part of his retinue in quest of his daughter, after whom he likewise sent a volley of the most bitter execrations which he could invent.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • When he touched down at a disused airbase outside Jalalabad, with attaché cases crammed with untraceable hundred-dollar bills, and a retinue of fighters, seasoned, as he was, by prior campaigns in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets, Osama Bin Laden was reportedly in a foul mood.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He began sauntering around the shop, tailed by a retinue of anxious clerks.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Him and his sleeping slaves he slew; then spies Where Remus, with his rich retinue, lies.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • It was ten o clock at night and neither Fulmer nor his retinue showed any signs of tiring.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • "What sayest thou?" he asked, while waiting for his horse and retinue.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Many of these people probably belong to Sushi K’s retinue of managers, flacks, and lawyers.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Her retinue hastened after.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Suitable candidates shall be granted land, hereditary title, and a retinue befitting royalty in the grand tradition.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
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