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retinue

re tuh nooh

  • n  the group following and attending to some important person

  • It was an entire year after the discovery when he and his retinue arrived in a caravan of 400 automobiles at the pumping station of Ras Tanura to witness the first tanker hauling .
  • As NSA director, he sometimes dropped in on CIA station chiefs in embassies overseas but without the usual retinue of aides.
  • As time went by, he accumulated friends: along with his astute and faithful dog, Snowy, his retinue included cantankerous sailor Captain Haddock and eccentric egghead Professor.
Quotes

  • David Miliband in The Australian
    Commenting on the sanctions efforts, British foreign minister David Miliband told Channel Four news: "We're working very hard because I think it's vital that President Mugabe and his retinue of elite people who are keeping him going feel the pain...
  • Sen Mike Gravel in AFP
    You know, we don't travel around with a retinue of media in a private jet,said Mike Gravel, a rank outsider for the Democratic nomination who has raised just 239,000 dollars overall.
  • Lynda La Plante in BBC News
    La Plante said she found the BBC's drama department "very depressing", as she had meet a "retinue of people" to get to drama controller Ben Stephenson.

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