retentive memory

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By my retentive memory of the hieroglyphics upon one Sperm Whale in particular, I was much struck with a plate representing the old Indian characters chiselled on the famous hieroglyphic palisades on the banks of the Upper Mississippi.
Thus to have a retentive memory, and to proceed by "the book," are points commonly regarded as the sum total of good playing.
Sal ends up in Las Vegas, undergoes facial surgery and, because he has a retentive memory, is turned into Rabbi David Cohen, part of a new racket.
Maybe the fact I don't have a retentive memory has helped make the transition smooth," she laughs.
My own experience of working with people with degrees is that the degree may indicate a retentive memory but not necessarily common sense.
He said: "Billy is the best talent I have ever been involved with – he is a most exceptional man, well read, self taught and has the most retentive memory of any man I have ever met.
At the occasion, child Huffaz surprised audience in an impressive display of their retentive memory.
They have this weird retentive memory where they hear something and sit on it for months before repeating it.
They have this weird retentive memory where they hear something, and sit on it for months - before repeating it.
Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally.
As Mitchell really weaves his text with cross-references, he seems to assume that the reader has a very retentive memory for information-laden earlier passages.
She has a fantastic retentive memory and can remember all the words from songs and films.