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-tento (-tempto ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to try or attempt again, to reattempt (a poet. word of the Aug. per.): “timide verba intermissa retentat,Ov. M. 1, 746: “preces,id. ib. 14, 382: “fila lyrae,id. ib. 5, 117: “referoque manus iterumque retento,id. H.10,11: “viam leti,id. M. 11, 792: “studium fatale,id. Tr. 5, 12, 51: “arma,Luc. 2, 514: “memoriam meam,Sen. Ep. 72, 1: “nec audent ea retentare, quorum vitia retractando patescunt,id. Brev. Vit. 10, 2: nec vana retentet spes Minyas, move or affect again, Val. Fl. 5, 679. —With inf.: “saepe retentantem totas refringere vestes,Ov. M. 9, 208.
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