In English, many past and present participles of verbs can be used as adjectives. Some of these examples may show the adjective use.

In this early period, the government did not intervene in such activities as long as they retained a purely philanthropic goal.

Only those utterances produced during shared attention episodes were retained in each protocol.

We retained these items, however, because we wanted to compare the relative influence of family violence on an array of social dimensions including network size.

Only those variables that were significantly different between the groups under comparison were retained for the propensity score model.

In all three populations roughly four-fifths retained the same structure between registers.

However, the existence of a stress pattern to be retained during reading creates a potential conflict between the reading (primary) and memory (secondary) tasks.

These findings indicate that beginning readers retained some visual orthographic features of words in memory even after a 3-day delay.

In so doing, these enzymes may have generated selective pressure to be retained and, therefore, broken free of the invasion-elimination cycle of most homing sequences.

Human exposure through biting incidents, especially unprovoked attacks, should be treated immediately with rabies post-exposure treatment and the bat, where possible, retained for laboratory analysis.

As with any historical change, it is impossible to predict exactly which features will change and which will be retained.

Items retained are administered to test takers for calibration.

The different federal states retained primary responsibility for providing the material.

Only the variables body size and displacement were retained in the model.

Type variables are retained to give meaning to partially applied nodes.

Here denotes the existence of a path of retained edges between two vertices.

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