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  • a  good at remembering
    a retentive mind
  • a  having the capacity to retain something
  • s  having the power, capacity, or quality of retaining water
    soils retentive of moisture

  • The blog is a daily diary of a somewhat anal retentive Fargo native doing ordinary things like dropping his daughter off at school and going to meetings at work, punctuated by .
  • Golfers tend to be meticulous, and some would say anal retentive, to being with.
  • Gifted with a sharp, retentive mind and a photographic memory, he also has the innate political cunning of the kingmaker.
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  • Get Lost In These Abstract Maps of the World's Great Cities
    A city's street plan isn't just the canvas that we paint our lives on—it's a work of art on its own. This is true regardless whether the avenues and thoroughfares were meticulously arranged into an anal-retentive grid, or whether they just, ahem, happened over time as residents sprawled away from the center of town. Read more...        
    July 24, 2013 - Gizmodo

  • Henry N. R. Jackman in News1130
    I think he's established himself as a great scholar - very quick writer, very retentive mind - and that's his future,Jackman said, adding he has also read Black's biography of another former US president, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Jamie Hyneman in Melbourne Herald Sun
    Adam is reckless,Hyneman says, "and maybe I'm anally retentive, but Adam's recklessness stores a lot of headlong energy, which is a force to be reckoned with when we're going into a story. It may be p---ing me off when it's happening, but...
  • Jane Austen in Times Online
    Jane Austen wrote that "if any faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful that the rest, it is memory. . . the memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so...

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