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 Meanings and Examples of RETINUE
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 n.  following members; attendants accompanying high-ranking person
Classic Sentence:
1  The rest of Prince John's retinue consisted of the favourite leaders of his mercenary troops, some marauding barons and profligate attendants upon the court, with several Knights Templars and Knights of St John.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
2  "Front-de-Boeuf must prepare to restore his fief of Ivanhoe," said De Bracy, who, having discharged his part honourably in the tournament, had laid his shield and helmet aside, and again mingled with the Prince's retinue.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
3  The other guests were now fast dispersing, with the exception of those immediately attached to Prince John's faction, and his retinue.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
4  Nor was he less surprised to see Richard surrounded by so many silvan attendants, the outlaws, as they seemed to be, of the forest, and a perilous retinue therefore for a prince.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
5  When Coeur-de-Lion and his retinue approached this rude yet stately building, it was not, as at present, surrounded by external fortifications.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
6  And as they were sitting at the marriage-feast, the music suddenly stopped, the doors opened, and a stately king came in with a great retinue.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In IRON HANS
7  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.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER IX.
8  It was late in the evening when they entered the palace at Olmutz occupied by the Emperors and their retinues.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence:
1  The queen's retinue followed her down the aisle.