curbing, remembering, owning, engaging, retentive, possessing, holding back, employing, commemorating, cherishing, sustaining, saving, receiving, treasuring, admitting, comprehending, hiring, confining, restraining, taking, securing, arresting, accommodating, keeping back
gripping (part of speech: verb)
withdrawing (part of speech: verb)
retaining (part of speech: verb)
- It would not have been sooner believed here than another Story I have heard, that a certain french Politician of Consideration in America had expressd his high Displeasure with Mr S A for stiring up his Countrymen to attend to the Importance of our retaining a Common Right to the Newfd Ld fishery. - "The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4", Samuel Adams.
- The stronghold was of stone, and had been used by the Germans for the retaining of cattle, and stood solitary on a hill with the land falling away on every side. - "Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas", Lloyd Osbourne.
- The Indians too evidently regarded me as the chief prize, and were bent on retaining me as such. - "The Captive in Patagonia", Benjamin Franklin Bourne.