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Definition a group following and attending to some important person
  • 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
  • Wangombe appeared with a small retinue of followers.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • What finer retinue could be expected for his funeral?
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • There we were met by Kobie Coetsee and Niel Barnard, and a retinue of prison officials.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • 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
  • We could not seem to dislodge them; they formed an eerie, soundless retinue in our march across the beach.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • 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
  • Him and his sleeping slaves he slew; then spies Where Remus, with his rich retinue, lies.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • It would never do to come before this queen without a retinue of his own, if half of what they said of her was true.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • "I've traveled the world with my father's retinue since I was a boy.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "What sayest thou?" he asked, while waiting for his horse and retinue.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • It was ten o clock at night and neither Fulmer nor his retinue showed any signs of tiring.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The head of the large retinue, who was gracious but not familiar, appeared by this time to think that he had condescended more than enough.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • —be arriving with his entire retinue, my Lord Nightbringer.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Her retinue hastened after.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Its master was away fighting in the retinue of his master, Lord Vance, the castle gates closed and barred in his absence.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • She ordered the Attolian ambassador and his retinue confined to their rooms and opened the main gates of the Hamiathes Reservoir.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia

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