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Verb Concept
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continue  keep  keep on  retain
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Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature WordNet 3.0
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Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
To retain (someone or something) in a given state, position, etc. Wiktionary
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We cannot continue several servants any longer WordNet 3.0
She retains a lawyer WordNet 3.0
The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff WordNet 3.0
Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on WordNet 3.0
We kept the work going as long as we could WordNet 3.0
She retained her composure WordNet 3.0
This garment retains its shape even after many washings WordNet 3.0
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