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Retentiveness  n.  The quality of being retentive.

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"Retentiveness" Quotes from Famous Books

... course quite different from instinct, in that it does not consist in ready-made native reactions. The intelligence of an individual at any age depends on what he has learned previously. But the factors in intelligent behavior—retentiveness, responsiveness to relationships, persistence, etc.—may very well ...
— Psychology - A Study Of Mental Life • Robert S. Woodworth

... just as though she were still mistress of the kitchen—as in fact she was. She had become a legend and no one knew her exact age, she was creepin' close to a hundred, and her memory which carried her back to the slave days was marvellous in its retentiveness. ...
— The Ghost Girl • H. De Vere Stacpoole

... these stories lie in the fact that they are true to nature. Professor Stowe was himself an inimitable mimic and story-teller. No small proportion of Mrs. Stowe's success as a literary woman is to be attributed to him. Not only was he possessed of a bright, quick mind, but wonderful retentiveness of memory. Mrs. Stowe was never at a loss for reliable information on any subject as long as the professor lived. He belonged, to that extinct species, the "general scholar." His scholarship was not critical in the modern sense ...
— The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe • Charles Edward Stowe

... inspiring and profound. His memory seemed to have indelibly pictured the entire record of the seven days, and to have grouped in his mind the main argument of counsel. It was a wonderful display of retentiveness, acumen, learning, and power. On one occasion, while a member of the United States Senate, he came to Georgia to attend a session of the Supreme Court in Milledgeville. He writes his wife: "I have had a hard, close ...
— Robert Toombs - Statesman, Speaker, Soldier, Sage • Pleasant A. Stovall

Words linked to "Retentiveness" :   remembrance, acquisitiveness, retention, recollection, mental faculty, faculty, urinary retention, module, retentive, anamnesis, impermeability, retentivity

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