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1. Having the quality, power, or capacity of retaining.
2. Having the ability or capacity to retain knowledge or information with ease: a retentive memory.

re·ten′tive·ly adv.
re·ten′tive·ness n.
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Adv.1.retentively - in a retentive manner
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There must be that all-embracing view which presents the beginning and the end, the whole and each part, as one instantaneous impression retentively and untiringly held in the mind.
Proceeding all too quickly, Miola's conclusions are that Shakespeare reads competitively, eclectically, retentively, and with an emphasis on character, and this translates into a writing practice in which he increases the parts played by women, focuses on love rather than sex, increases contrasts in location, and 'defiantly' challenges literary conventions.
Far from desiring to stockpile his fortune retentively, in some safe but economically more inert form, the narrator explains that Carrizales aims to increase it through conversion to a more productive (fructuosa) state, and only secondarily to secure it from appropriation.