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  • The change was made to preserve the NATO alliance.
    preserve = protect or maintain
  • She took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.
  • The police closed off the room to preserve the crime scene.
    preserve = keep a condition from changing
  • My mother was not a social revolutionary—even at the peak of her rebellion she preserved her Mormon faith, with its devotion to marriage and motherhood—but the social upheavals of the 1970s did seem to have at least one effect on her: she didn't want the white picket fence and gabardine dresses.   (source)
    preserved = kept
  • When she made it to the kitchen, Mama and Papa stood with crooked bodies and preserved faces. They'd been standing like that for thirty seconds of forever.   (source)
    preserved = kept as they were
  • The name was ironic and my father often laughed about it, but the organization's aim was serious: to preserve the environment of Swat and promote peace and education among local people.   (source)
    preserve = protect
  • The Broarwood Nature Reserve, as you know, is dedicated to preserving our natural resources and the environment.   (source)
    preserving = protecting something or keeping it as it is
  • Mom countered that since she was twice as large as me and therefore required more physical fabric to preserve her modesty, she deserved at least two-thirds of the suitcase.   (source)
    preserve = protect
  • Even then, the INS thinks it's good adoption practice to place the child with someone in his own country so his heritage can be preserved.   (source)
    preserved = protected or kept as it was
  • The arenas are historic sites, preserved after the Games.   (source)
    preserved = protected (kept as they were)
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  • All he knows is that he's caused death today. The bus driver's, maybe more. Even if it risks everything, he's got to balance it somehow.  ... And so, battling his own instinct for self-preservation, he races toward the kid in white who was so happily going to his own unwinding.   (source)
    preservation = protection
  • Mrs. Eberhardt led Roy to the living room just in time to hear the president of Mother Paula's promise to preserve the Coconut Cove property as a permanent sanctuary for burrowing owls and to donate $50,000 to the Nature Conservancy.   (source)
    preserve = protect something or keep it as it is
  • For self-preservation, Louie and Phil studied everything they heard, developing small Japanese vocabularies.   (source)
    preservation = protection
  • Preserved in a diary for fifty years.   (source)
    preserved = kept as it was
  • I believe that every man who has ever been earnest to preserve his higher or poetic faculties in the best condition has been particularly inclined to abstain from animal food, and from much food of any kind…   (source)
    preserve = protect
  • When we bathe Our Lady in it, I guess you'd say we're preserving her for another year, at least inside our hearts we're doing that.   (source)
    preserving = protecting (keeping as is)
  • The fight for self-preservation had hardened him beyond caring.   (source)
    preservation = protection
  • It's so — so well preserved!   (source)
    preserved = kept it as it was
  • May the Lord keep and preserve all of you.   (source)
    preserve = protect
  • In the lab at school there was a human brain preserved in formaldehyde, and the seniors preparing for college had to take it out and look at it and study it.   (source)
    preserved = kept it as it was
  • Our tacit treaty with Miss Maudie was that we could play on her lawn, eat her scuppernongs if we didn't jump on the arbor, and explore her vast back lot, terms so generous we seldom spoke to her, so careful were we to preserve the delicate balance of our relationship, but Jem and Dill drove me closer to her with their behavior.   (source)
    preserve = protect; or keep from changing
  • Then he switches off the light, to preserve its battery, and goes at his task in the darkness.   (source)
    preserve = save
  • The thing to be was careful and self-preserving.   (source)
    preserving = protecting
  • My father told me that he had been told that in the past a man who broke the peace was dragged on the ground through the village until he died. But after a while this custom was stopped because it spoiled the peace which it was meant to preserve.   (source)
    preserve = protect
  • His goal is light, goodness and its preservation, and he knows the exaltation of the blessed whose intelligence, sharpened by minute examinations of enormous tracts, is finally called upon to face what may be a bloody fight with the Fiend himself.   (source)
    preservation = protection
  • But this one was almost perfectly preserved.   (source)
    preserved = kept as it was
  • Preserved forever.   (source)
    preserved = kept it as it was
  • Both men plunged into the work of preserving her with unguents and filling her with mortician's paste.   (source)
    preserving = protecting (keeping it as it is)
  • The properly uniformed officers decreed from far behind the lines, and the foot soldiers died to preserve their superiors' wisdom.   (source)
    preserve = protect
  • The fish course…the bones, pushed to the side of the plate…buttermilk, by the by, preserves the softness of a lady's hands…   (source)
    preserves = protects
  • But they had entrusted her with Saladin's life, and to her shame she had preserved it.   (source)
    preserved = protected
  • Perhaps Fiedler was the special interest Control was fighting so desperately to preserve.   (source)
    preserve = protect
  • And somewhere or other, quite anonymous, there were the directing brains who co-ordinated the whole effort and laid down the lines of policy which made it necessary that this fragment of the past should be preserved, that one falsified, and the other rubbed out of existence.   (source)
    preserved = kept
  • Five people who watched each other, who now hardly troubled to hide their state of nervous tension. ... They were five enemies linked together by a mutual instinct of self-preservation.   (source)
    preservation = protection
  • No pains have been spared to make your lives emotionally easy–to preserve you, so far as that is possible, from having emotions at all.   (source)
    preserve = protect or keep
  • I want to think myself back into that time. It is still in the room, I feel it at once, the walls have preserved it.   (source)
    preserved = kept it as it was
  • Instead of rambling, this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the country-side — East Egg condescending to West Egg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety.   (source)
    preserved = kept
  • Under the circumstances we agreed, by a questioning look and answer, with finger on lip, to preserve silence in our suspicions, until we should have been able to confer alone again.   (source)
    preserve = keep
  • But, as respects the majority of my corps of veterans, there will be no wrong done if I characterize them generally as a set of wearisome old souls, who had gathered nothing worth preservation from their varied experience of life.   (source)
    preservation = saving
  • "Since you have preserved my narration," said he, "I would not that a mutilated one should go down to posterity."   (source)
    preserved = kept it as it was
  • Perhaps it was nothing more than self-preservation.†   (source)
  • After spending several highly unproductive days inside a stand-alone brothel simulation called the Pleasuredome, I'd gotten rid of the doll, out of a combination of shame and self-preservation.†   (source)
  • The zebra's attempts at self-preservation only whipped the hyena into a frenzy of snarling and biting.†   (source)
  • Self-preservation.†   (source)
  • My first instinct is still self-preservation.†   (source)
  • He portrays himself as a preservationist with a social conscience.†   (source)
  • When we remove fossils that are broken or for some other reason not suitable for museum preservation, we send the bones out to a lab that grinds them up and tries to extract proteins for us, The proteins are then identified and the report is sent back to us.†   (source)
  • It is under secret preservation in the Vatican Arc-†   (source)
  • What do you think he meant by his motives being based on self-preservation?†   (source)
  • For the history of the ATCC, see R. Stevenson, "Collection, Preservation, Characterization and Distribution of Cell Cultures," Proceedings, Symposium on the Characterization and Uses of Human Diploid Cell Strains: Opatija (1963); and W. Clark and D. Geary, "The Story of the American Type Culture Collection: Its History and Development (1899–1973)," Advances in Applied Microbiology 17 (1974).†   (source)
  • I said I did what I believed was necessary for the preservation of the human race, and it worked; we got the judges to agree that the prosecution had to prove beyond doubt that Ender would have won the war without the training we gave him.†   (source)
  • A matter of self-preservation?†   (source)
  • It was a voice that spoke of self-preservation only after son-preservation and its question was: (Exactly how dangerous is he?†   (source)
  • With my mother in mind, I didn't let my hair grow past my ears on the sides, but, out of self-preservation, I'd let the top grow a little long, denying people access to my eyes.†   (source)
  • "When I write my scholarly articles," Kate was saying now, "I'll mention that you and I discovered the bones together, and that you were instrumental in their preservation."†   (source)
  • I was beginning to think you had no sense of self-preservation at all.†   (source)
  • She encouraged Mae to read her essays about wildlife preservation, and the essay she used to get into college, which she said was still relevant.†   (source)
  • In 1995 the Colorado Cattlemen's Association formed the first land trust in the United States that is devoted solely to the preservation of ranchland.†   (source)
  • It's either la torcida or death: A warrior's path, when even self-preservation is not at stake.†   (source)
  • Out of self-preservation, I went behind the dusty overstuffed couch at the far end of the attic, returning with a giant bag of corn chips.†   (source)
  • Mammachi wondered whether she would ever master the art of perfect preservation, and whether Sophie Mol would like some iced grape crush.†   (source)
  • Full of foreboding, or perhaps guided by an instinct for self-preservation that had been well honed over my years in hiding, I did not return to the attic of the building where I had decided to stay.†   (source)
  • Equipment for tissue preservation.†   (source)
  • It had always been his favorite event, the one evening musical relics were taken out of their oxygen-free preservation chambers.†   (source)
  • "They obey the preservation of the tribe," he said.†   (source)
  • Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.†   (source)
  • You will have to make other arrangements for the preservation of the fairth.†   (source)
  • I think part of it is just self-preservation.†   (source)
  • The spring days brought little time to talk or to reflect on the past as the women kept busy catching more muskrats and some beavers, all of which were smoke-dried for preservation.†   (source)
  • It was no longer possible to grasp anything. the instincts of self-preservation, of self-defense, of pride, had all deserted us.†   (source)
  • Not when I think of Izzi, who even now might be suffering at the Commandant's hands because she chose friendship over self-preservation.†   (source)
  • Call it reflex, or self-preservation, or just common sense, but I just couldn't help myself: I pressed my palms over my ears.†   (source)
  • It was only necessary to look at him once, even in the shadows of the parlor, to realize that the secret strength that allowed him to live was not the instinct of self-preservation but the habit of fear.†   (source)
  • However, simple self-preservation demanded that I read and remember the explanations of how to control electric current without frying myself.†   (source)
  • With the highly developed sense of self-preservation necessary to stay alive on Peshawar's streets, the boy sensed the danger and scuttled quickly crabwise to the curb.†   (source)
  • "We looked with nothing but contempt at anything west of Central Avenue," says William Collins, a historian with the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office.†   (source)
  • Their alertness, their finely tuned instinct for self-preservation, had inevitably deteriorated into a trancelike state.†   (source)
  • As time went on, people began to notice that Frodo also showed signs of good 'preservation': outwardly he retained the appearance of a robust and energetic hobbit just out of his tweens.†   (source)
  • The odor of preservation.†   (source)
  • And it would summon something in him-not pride, exactly, more like self-preservation.†   (source)
  • You children have no self-preservation instincts at all.†   (source)
  • While the tzaddik cared for the conduct of the world, for the obtaining of heavenly grace, and especially for Israel's preservation and glorification, his adherents had to cultivate three kinds of virtues.†   (source)
  • It's self-preservation.†   (source)
  • In his letter of reply to the members of Congress, Washington wrote : Instead of thinking myself freed from all civil obligations by this mark of their confidence, I shall constantly bear in mind that as the sword was the last resort for the preservation of our liberties, so it ought to be the first thing laid aside when those liberties are firmly established.†   (source)
  • "It's a matter of self-preservation and great pleasure.†   (source)
  • Because of the tangled feelings of unworthiness and self-preservation, I could never allow anyone, besides my son, into my hardened heart.†   (source)
  • Tom says it's all about self-preservation.†   (source)
  • It changed our lives by marking our first step in corporate self-preservation, though we understood little of that at the time.†   (source)
  • A main tenet of French policy in Africa seems to have been the preservation of French-speaking governments at all costs.†   (source)
  • I was swept into fear, anger, and an intense self-preservation reflex.†   (source)
  • My only hope is that the gang's fear and desire for self-preservation will be on my side.†   (source)
  • Are you prattling about an instinct of self preservation?†   (source)
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  • My grandmother preserves peaches.
    preserves = prepares food in a way to keep it from spoiling
  • She began to clean and cook and preserve some of the food I brought in for winter.   (source)
    preserve = prepare in a way that keeps from spoiling
  • The cans were coated with dust and starting to rust, but we figured the food was still safe to eat, since the whole point of canning was to preserve.   (source)
    preserve = prepare food in a way that keeps it from spoiling
  • Every summer Miss Katherine would pick bushels of peaches and preserve them in jars with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and other spices which she kept secret.   (source)
    preserve = prepare in a way that keeps from spoiling
  • Alaskan hunters know that the easiest way to preserve meat in the bush is to slice it into thin strips and then air-dry it on a makeshift rack.   (source)
  • See, Lily, honey is a preservative.   (source)
    preservative = something that keeps food from spoiling
  • Entomology smells like mothballs and oil: a preservative that, Dr. Geffard explains, is called naphthalene.   (source)
    preservative = something used to keep something else from spoiling
  • We ordered a large amount of meat (under the counter, of course) that we were planning to preserve in case there were hard times ahead.   (source)
    preserve = of food: prepare it in a way that keeps it from spoiling
  • "I am going to get up a little to-day," she says and turns to my sister, who is continually running to the kitchen to watch that the food does not burn: "And put out that jar of preserved whortleberries—you like that, don't you?" she asks me.   (source)
    preserved = prepared in a way that keeps them from spoiling (and with lots of sugar, kind of like jam)
  • Some of it they would make into "smoked" sausage—but as the smoking took time, and was therefore expensive, they would call upon their chemistry department, and preserve it with borax and color it with gelatine to make it brown.   (source)
    preserve = prepare in a way that keeps from spoiling
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  • Master Micawber was hardly visible in a Guernsey shirt, and the shaggiest suit of slops I ever saw; and the children were done up, like preserved meats, in impervious cases.   (source)
    preserved = prepared food in a way that keeps it from spoiling
  • A white snake in a jar of preservative stared blindly down at them.†   (source)
  • Lots of wet life vests, lots of leaky canoes, and the smell of pine needles and wood preservative—a little of that lasts a long time for a fussy old bachelor like me.†   (source)
  • It was a flaking three-story house in the ancient part of the city, a century old if it was a day, but like all houses it had been given a thin fireproof plastic sheath many years ago, and this preservative shell seemed to be the only thing holding it in the sky "Here we are!"†   (source)
  • The clinical smell of preservative chemicals was nauseating.†   (source)
  • He suggested that she increase the proportion of preservative that she used.†   (source)
  • They removed the brain, eyes, and spinal cord and dropped them into a jar of preservative.†   (source)
  • I also purchased several gallons of formaldehyde — which, as any undertaker will confirm, is at least as good a preservative of dead animal tissue as is grain alcohoL Chapter 3†   (source)
  • That preservative and maternal passion of hers which in Warsaw, only months before, Wanda had deemed so selfish, so indecent, was something that, brought to its cruelest trial, Sophie could not overcome—and she wept now, helplessly, in the shame of her dereliction.†   (source)
  • At that point he gave up on preserving the bulk of the meat and abandoned the carcass to the wolves.   (source)
    preserving = preparing food in a way that keeps it from spoiling
  • "I didn't know honey was a preservative," I said, starting to like the feel of it under my fingers, how they glided as if oiled.   (source)
    preservative = something that can be added to food to keep it from spoiling
  • They eat it in a variety of ways, raw, boiled, baked, or fried, and enjoy it especially dipped in oil or lard, in which they also preserve it.   (source)
    preserve = prepare in a way that keeps from spoiling
  • Believing that it was morally indefensible to waste any part of an animal that has been shot for food, McCandless spent six days toiling to preserve what he had killed before it spoiled.   (source)
  • There was a technological and a logistical necessity embedded in the new directive, the impetus of which derived not from any sudden preservative concern on the part of the Germans for the Slavs and other "Aryan" non-Jewish deportees, but from an overriding obsession—springing from Hitler and amounting now to mania in the minds of Himmler, Eichmann and their cousin overlords in the SS chain of command—to finally get on with the Jewish slaughter until every Jew in Europe had perished.†   (source)
  • She listened emptily to empty words uttered as if the speaker would be insulted by any sign of enthusiastic interest from his listener, as if only boredom were the only bond possible between people, the only preservative of their precarious dignity.†   (source)
  • In front it was formed of board nailed to posts and covered with tar as a preservative.†   (source)
  • This facile adaptation was at once the symptom of perfect health and its best preservative.†   (source)
  • He took no "preservative measures," as they may be called.†   (source)
  • They were very dark from the preservative in which they had been kept, and the skin had almost the look of leather.†   (source)
  • For, although the present conditions and situation were different, and he had no moral authority wherewith to charge Roberta with any such unfair treatment as Hortense had meted out to him, still there was this other fact that girls—all of them—were obviously stubborn and self-preservative, always setting themselves apart from and even above the average man and so wishing to compel him to do a lot of things for them without their wishing to do anything in return.†   (source)
  • This preservative she had now obtained; and at the age of twenty-seven, without having ever been handsome, she felt all the good luck of it.†   (source)
  • I know her well enough to know that she would never be truly happy over here, and I wish her to form some strong American tie that will act as a preservative.†   (source)
  • Setting aside all advantages of rank, this fair girl deemed herself conscious of a power—combined of beauty, high, unsullied purity, and the preservative force of womanhood—that could make her sphere impenetrable, unless betrayed by treachery within.†   (source)
  • This sort of quagmire was common at that period in the subsoil of the Champs-Elysees, difficult to handle in the hydraulic works and a bad preservative of the subterranean constructions, on account of its excessive fluidity.†   (source)
  • Without thinking highly either of men or matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want.†   (source)
  • But in nearly all such cases syntax is the preservative, not grammar.†   (source)
  • THE DAUGHTERS OF ERIN: Kidney of Bloom, pray for us Flower of the Bath, pray for us Mentor of Menton, pray for us Canvasser for the Freeman, pray for us Charitable Mason, pray for us Wandering Soap, pray for us Sweets of Sin, pray for us Music without Words, pray for us Reprover of the Citizen, pray for us Friend of all Frillies, pray for us Midwife Most Merciful, pray for us Potato Preservative against Plague and Pestilence, pray for us.†   (source)
  • …whither she ticed them was the very goodliest grot and in it were four pillows on which were four tickets with these words printed on them, Pickaback and Topsyturvy and Shameface and Cheek by Jowl and, second, for that foul plague Allpox and the monsters they cared not for them for Preservative had given them a stout shield of oxengut and, third, that they might take no hurt neither from Offspring that was that wicked devil by virtue of this same shield which was named Killchild.†   (source)
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  • We visited the wildlife preserve.
  • He tells them he's building a wildlife preserve.   (source)
    preserve = a place where conditions are kept as they were to protect wildlife
  • Making it the largest private animal preserve in North America.   (source)
    preserve = place where conditions are kept as they were to protect wildlife
  • There had been things to conceal within that Oriental wildlife preserve, so it was protected by an all but impassable government barrier.   (source)
    preserve = a place where conditions are kept as they were to protect wildlife
  • This was her nature preserve, a cramped room with a couple of sofas and chairs, where she sat and yakked with the night staff about coffee prices and unsafe streets and the burn victim with the smell you can't describe—this was the handgrip, the safehold she needed to live.   (source)
    preserve = a place where conditions are maintained to protect wildlife
  • He was the man in that forest preserve who did all the talking, wasn't he?   (source)
    preserve = a place where conditions are kept as they were to protect wildlife
  • Bird sanctuaries are large preserves.   (source)
    preserves = places where conditions are kept as they were to protect wildlife
  • If they were conspirators — and everything he had seen and heard from Shenzhen to Tian an men Square to this wildlife preserve would seem to confirm it — the conspiracy reached into the hierarchy of Beijing.   (source)
    preserve = a place where conditions are kept as they were to protect wildlife
  • It's a wildlife preserve and gunnery range.   (source)
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  • Owning a private jet is the preserve of the rich.
    preserve = something exclusive to a group
  • Once an all-male preserve, the club now is now half female.
    preserve = a place exclusive to a group
  • At any rate, very few Indians were converted, and the Salem folk believed that the virgin forest was the Devil's last preserve, his home base and the citadel of his final stand.   (source)
    preserve = place of control
  • The world of classical music—particularly in its European home—was until very recently the preserve of white men.   (source)
    preserve = an activity done exclusively by a group
  • In puzzling over that challenge, Allan Rosenfield kept thinking back to his experience as a young doctor in Thailand, when he trained midwives to offer services that normally were the preserve only of physicians.   (source)
    preserve = something exclusive to
  • On the second floor was Alpha Group's overflowing Registry— Rousseau preferred old-fashioned paper dossiers to digital files—and the third and fourth floors were the preserve of the agent runners.   (source)
    preserve = a place exclusive to a group
  • He took less care of his appearance and less notice of his surroundings, he lunched in the canteen which was normally the preserve of junior staff, and it was obvious that he was drinking.   (source)
    preserve = something exclusive to a group
  • This is a great tract of a hundred thousand acres, which from time immemorial has been a hunting preserve of the nobility.   (source)
    preserve = a place exclusive to a group
  • Now I am in the garden at the back, beyond the yard where the empty pigeon-house and dog-kennel are — a very preserve of butterflies, as I remember it, with a high fence, and a gate and padlock; where the fruit clusters on the trees, riper and richer than fruit has ever been since, in any other garden, and where my mother gathers some in a basket, while I stand by, bolting furtive gooseberries, and trying to look unmoved.   (source)
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  • In jam, the fruit comes in the form of fruit pulp or crushed fruit. In preserves, the fruit comes in the form of chunks in a gel or syrup.
  • Preserves have more fruit than jam.
  • I load a plate with eggs, sausages, batter cakes covered in thick orange preserves, slices of pale purple melon.   (source)
    preserves = fruit cooked with sugar (like jam)
  • …the shelves of preserves — dusty jams and jellies glinting like uncut gems, chutneys and pickles and strawberries and peeled tomatoes and applesauce, all in Crown sealing jars.   (source)
    preserves = chunks of fruit cooked with sugar so they will not spoil
  • The doors to the pantry stood open, and Eliza's crocks of preserves, the sugar cone, and her spice cabinet were missing.   (source)
    preserves = fruit cooked with sugar and sealed (usually in a jar) so it will not spoil
  • Inside were fifteen pastries, separated by squares of wax paper and stuffed with strawberry preserves.   (source)
    preserves = fruit cooked with sugar (like jam)
  • The preserves were Smucker's.   (source)
  • You would put strawberry preserves on the popovers, which forget it, all life from the Renaissance onward it pales by compare.   (source)
  • He had horse meat salted and pork smoked, and set the women to making fruit preserves.   (source)
    preserves = fruit cooked with sugar and sealed (usually in a jar) so it will not spoil
  • I spoon preserves onto my toast.   (source)
    preserves = fruit cooked with sugar (like jam)
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  • There's strawberry preserves, if you want them.   (source)
  • Samantha says that her strawberry preserves, which you loved so much as a Boy, continue as good as ever, and you should hurry back for a taste of them, before she "crosses over the river," as she puts it;   (source)
  • She took a deep breath and the air brought her the sweet scent of peaches that were drying in the courtyard to be used in preserves.   (source)
    preserves = fruit cooked with sugar and sealed (usually in a jar) so it will not spoil
  • "Mother Elena has been here as long as I have," our headmistress says, packing a jar of plum preserves neatly into the basket.   (source)
    preserves = fruit cooked with sugar (like jam)
  • The vacation was over and the Truebas returned to the city laden with jars of candy, preserves, boxes of fruit, cheese, pickled chicken and rabbit, and baskets full of eggs.   (source)
    preserves = fruit cooked with sugar and sealed (usually in a jar) so it will not spoil
  • He got the preserves and sat down.   (source)
    preserves = fruit cooked with sugar (like jam)
  • He liked Smucker's preserves.   (source)
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  • The computation proceeds by eliminating the disadvantaged and preserving the advantaged.†   (source)
  • More and more of our lives are moving into cyberspace, and we need to preserve what we have in the physical world as we move into the cyber world.†   (source)
  • The rooms of the apartment had been preserved just as they'd been on the day the poet died.†   (source)
  • She kept the D to preserve what had by then become a universal nickname—J.D. Mom told me that I was now named after Uncle David, Mamaw's older, pot-smoking brother.†   (source)
  • The mission of WICKED is to serve and preserve humanity, no matter the cost.†   (source)
  • But Halliday had preserved his childhood forever, here in the OASIS.†   (source)
  • Vishnu preserve me, Allah protect me, Christ save me, I can't bear it!†   (source)
  • Along with cinnamon buns, Eliza had packed hotcakes and ham, a crock of cherry preserves, another of garlic pickles, and a hard ball of cheese carefully wrapped.†   (source)
  • Despite being beautifully preserved and written in an impeccably neat penmanship—crimson ink on cream paper—the codex looked like gibberish.†   (source)
  • It's kind of creepy how well preserved it is.†   (source)
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  • Drawing down like something trying to preserve heat.†   (source)
  • When black veterans returned to the South after World War II, Southern politicians formed a "Dixiecrat" bloc to preserve racial segregation and white domination out of fear that military service might encourage black veterans to question racial segregation.†   (source)
  • Let us move forward, then, into a new era of openness, effectiveness and accountability, intent on preserving what ought to be preserved, perfecting what needs to be perfected, and pruning wherever we find practices that ought to be prohibited.†   (source)
  • The man looked well-preserved, but still like something that had been dead for a long while.†   (source)
  • When the bus passes the shrine to Imam Reza, the eighth Shi'a imam, Laila cranes her neck to get a better view of its glistening tiles, the minarets, the magnificent golden dome, all of it immaculately and lovingly preserved.†   (source)
  • I want this preserved.†   (source)
  • Funny way to preserve dishes, isn't it?"†   (source)
  • That's why Medusa wanted to slice me up, but she wanted to preserve you as a nice statue.†   (source)
  • The pantry is shelved floor to ceiling with pickles and soup jars, molasses, put-up vegetables, and preserves.†   (source)
  • Supposedly to set up a biological preserve.†   (source)
  • Helen and I chose to come here partly because we want to help preserve a way of life that we believe in.†   (source)
  • The tapestry was odd, old, and not very carefully preserved.†   (source)
  • Then Pastor Merrill exhorted us through that familiar psalm: " The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in, from this time forth for evermore.'†   (source)
  • I still think of myself as caregiver, recipe giver, preserver.†   (source)
  • It seems their foremost desire is to preserve the planet for colonization.†   (source)
  • He was lower in rank, but they followed and did everything he suggested, and to preserve their dignity, they teased him.†   (source)
  • It was Crake preserving his dignity, because the alternative would have been losing it.†   (source)
  • 116:051 HOUSTON: Preserve all water.†   (source)
  • That night she chose to direct it toward her famous steamed pork and preserved vegetable dish, which she always served with special pride.†   (source)
  • They aren't as old as Julian's though—most look newly bound, typed out and reprinted on plastic-lined sheets to preserve the words.†   (source)
  • Their kisses and early pushing and rubbings were objects under glass to her—memories that she kept preserved.†   (source)
  • I said, glancing at the dead boy's face, his delicate features somehow perfectly preserved.†   (source)
  • The name he had so detested, here hidden and preserved—that was the first thing his father had given him.†   (source)
  • There has never been such a thing in a preserved egg!†   (source)
  • May all the gods preserve you, brothers.†   (source)
  • I said any girl who goes to such lengths to preserve her life isn't going to be interested in throwing it away with both hands.†   (source)
  • "I must remove and preserve her ID chip," the android said, reaching forward again.†   (source)
  • If you do this, you'll destroy what you mean to preserve.†   (source)
  • He was a eugenicist: organ transplantation and life extension were ways to preserve what he saw as the superior white race, which he believed was being polluted by less intelligent and inferior stock, namely the poor, uneducated, and nonwhite.†   (source)
  • In order that some sense of mystery should still be preserved, no revelation will yet be made concerning whose upper arm sustains the bruise.†   (source)
  • When it is his life or health that is in danger, I do not think it untoward that the military police take some interest in preserving and protecting the boy.†   (source)
  • And I add my own love to the history of people who have loved beautiful things, and looked out for them, and pulled them from the fire, and sought them when they were lost, and tried to preserve them and save them while passing them along literally from hand to hand, singing out brilliantly from the wreck of time to the next generation of lovers, and the next.†   (source)
  • The movement includes farmers in Europe who try to preserve local food products and eating habits.†   (source)
  • The last thing Sherpas want is to be preserved as specimens in an anthropological museum.†   (source)
  • I'm interested in photography because I like the way it captures and preserves a single moment of time.†   (source)
  • Some sort of preserved cherry, I think.†   (source)
  • Your shrine is preserved.†   (source)
  • She held me at arm's length, looking me over as if she were trying to preserve that moment in her mind.†   (source)
  • Trying to preserve some dignity, he rolled onto his side and fell asleep.†   (source)
  • She wipes her memory instantly and with purpose; it's a way of preserving herself.†   (source)
  • To preserve my dignity I went to work in a wheelchair.†   (source)
  • Everyone turned her down, telling her that the objects they had so carefully preserved were too precious to send to such a small museum, so far away.†   (source)
  • "A well-preserved ecosystem," Het Masteen said approvingly.†   (source)
  • Leigh Anne thought that the hospital where he was born must have preserved some record of the event, but Michael didn't know where he'd been born.†   (source)
  • Stanton was determined to preserve the scene of the crime.†   (source)
  • The minute she saw me she smiled, took a deep breath, and then opened her mouth to talk nonstop for almost twenty minutes, words flowing out of her as if they were the only thing keeping her afloat, a life preserver of inane details and incidents from the last week.†   (source)
  • They paid cash, no questions asked, and preserved particularly interesting bits of diseased viscera in large clear bottles.†   (source)
  • They shouted cheerful greetings at him; and then, as he preserved his nervous, uncomprehending smile, they understood that he was a foreigner strayed from his own beach, and they proceeded to forget him.†   (source)
  • In "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1936), he contrasts the leopard, dead and preserved in the snow on the peak, with the writer dying of gangrene down on the plain.†   (source)
  • "Don't you usually wear a life preserver?"†   (source)
  • It was a new thought, having a self to look out for and preserve.†   (source)
  • They'd like to sell the whole set of books, but the other three volumes belong to the Marysville Historical Society, and they're preserving them as they should be."†   (source)
  • "The Lord preserves the simple" was Mom's response when I mentioned this to her.†   (source)
  • A distant memory of this event is preserved in legends of the Fall from Paradise, in which mankind was ejected from a life of ease into a world infested with disease and pain.†   (source)
  • The doctors, lawyers, and stockbrokers now running cattle on some of Colorado's most beautiful land can own big ranches, preserve open space with easements, and enjoy the big tax deductions.†   (source)
  • Found in the Grider Wildlife Preserve, wherever that was.†   (source)
  • It is part of her strategy in a world of displacements to make every effort to restore and preserve, keep things together for their value as remembering objects, a way of fastening herself to a life.†   (source)
  • He sat there wide-eyed as Mo freed a badly worn book from its old cover, fixed loose pages back, glued the spines in place, and did whatever else was necessary to preserve the books for many more years to come.†   (source)
  • Estha said, "Okay," and shook his head carefully to preserve his puff.†   (source)
  • Perry would have no such compunction, he knew, but he had been an alchemyst for far too long: he was dedicated to preserving life, not destroying it.†   (source)
  • I will be ready to risk my life at any time for the Circle, in order to preserve the purity of the bloodlines of Idris, and for the mortal world with whose safety we are charged.†   (source)
  • And it was a little later that same night that his lordship said with some gravity, shaking his head: "I fought that war to preserve justice in this world.†   (source)
  • He had preserved the moment for me, knowing it could help trigger big dreams.†   (source)
  • Gleaming sunlight brought a glow to the colours of fruit and vegetables, made the scales of the fish sparkle, and struck dazzling light from the tin lids of preserve jars.†   (source)
  • A base camp had been set up well away from the battered little cabin in order to preserve the crime scene.†   (source)
  • Almost as though someone tried to hide and preserve the books against the future.†   (source)
  • Students had been expelled for less than that just to preserve the University's reputation.†   (source)
  • When it became clear that the problem was not with school policy itself, but the misguided judgment of a particular teacher—a teacher out of touch with Harrison values—a solution was worked out that is equitable to all—and preserves the good name of our community.†   (source)
  • WHEN HE STARTS to fall asleep, he keeps his arms around me fiercely, a life-preserving prison.†   (source)
  • Preserve the romance.†   (source)
  • He was fifty-six well-preserved years old, and he thought them well lived because they were years of love.†   (source)
  • Ah-h-h, now, Feyd — let me keep some weapons to preserve me in my old age.†   (source)
  • I'd feel as if I were out in the middle of the ocean sinking, pleading for somebody, anybody, to throw me a life preserver.†   (source)
  • It's a moment that will be preserved on film for years.†   (source)
  • For Boca's well-preserved women, breast implants were a virtual requirement of residency.†   (source)
  • Company books preserved in the Island County historical archives record that in 1907 eighteen Japanese were injured or maimed at the Port Jefferson mill.†   (source)
  • Like Berkeley, he felt it was essential to preserve the foundations of Christian belief.†   (source)
  • Since her death last year, however, I have wondered if I had another motive as well—namely, to preserve her voice, which had a quality of expressiveness I have rarely encountered.†   (source)
  • "Yeah, ask the ladies here how to make tallow candles or black raspberry preserves," Fox suggested.†   (source)
  • Lord preserve us, what is going on?†   (source)
  • In Stamps the custom was to can everything that could possibly be preserved.†   (source)
  • Zanmi Lasante didn't have the equipment to preserve the specimens in frozen sections, so they'd been placed in formaldehyde.†   (source)
  • I did not want my world disturbed, but I wanted to crush the man who's trying to preserve it for me.†   (source)
  • He too wanted some order preserved in the world and in the family.†   (source)
  • Mari almost wishes she could preserve that face of hers in a glass case.†   (source)
  • Amid a thousand other self-preserving thoughts, I told myself not to appear frightened.†   (source)
  • I used to put up preserves-pickled apples, crab-apple jelly.†   (source)
  • The rules of professional responsibility prevent us from commenting on the evidence at this point, but the community can rest assured that we are prosecuting this case vigorously, that we have been working around the clock with our investigators to make sure that the evidence is collected, preserved, and appropriately handled so that this unspeakable tragedy will not go unanswered.†   (source)
  • He wished he had a camera to preserve the look on her face.†   (source)
  • The deal is supposed to happen here, at the forest preserve in Busse Woods.†   (source)
  • The women also were frugal, and they preserved many inside parts of the fish for other uses.†   (source)
  • He imagined them rushed in the last few seconds, toting the ancient dustsack boneheap over starched grasses in his disconnected chair, perhaps only one in a running series of attempts to foster, encourage, preserve life in what was really nothing but a mortuary junkpile, rust-flakes and dying coals that no wind could blow alight again.†   (source)
  • Legislation designed to preserve white supremacy entrenches this notion.†   (source)
  • Her face is quite handsome and well preserved.†   (source)
  • Anything alive in the mucus would be preserved temporarily.†   (source)
  • At the same time, Natnael had found a way to contain his anger and to find a place for himself through the team he, Mandela, and Kanue had worked to preserve.†   (source)
  • She burned light, she burned shadow, she burned these memories of David's, so carefully captured and preserved.†   (source)
  • " 'Frith preserve us!' said El-ahrairah.†   (source)
  • John had to preserve the illusion, and if that meant allowing me to get really, really sick, well then, that was a price he was willing to pay.†   (source)
  • Sherman's clue order got the kids thinking as broadly as possible early in the show, but still preserved the suspense of penguin until the end.†   (source)
  • The ineradicable dignity of the true mountaineer, who has always been as good as the best in his environment, preserved Johnnie from any embarrassment, any tendency to shrink or cringe.†   (source)
  • When she was finished, she rolled up the letter again and carefully wrapped the yarn around it, preserving it so it would always look the same.†   (source)
  • Do we put our world in jeopardy to preserve their family intact?†   (source)
  • The metal door bit into my fingers, but I left them pinned until I could slip my other hand into the precious opening they had preserved.†   (source)
  • He'd been issued foam-rubber ear protectors along with a yellow, inflatable life preserver and a lecture on what to do in the event of a crash.†   (source)
  • We can cut the noose loose opposite the knot in the line to preserve it.†   (source)
  • Back in Hot Springs, Kelley had no idea what Adam or any of the SEALS were contributing to the war effort, and to preserve operational security, Adam couldn't tell her in his e-mails and phone calls.†   (source)
  • I had seen Chairman Mao's preserved body in its glass coffin once also, on a trip organized by the Beijing Dance Academy, and I remembered thinking he looked pretty ugly.†   (source)
  • Schaller had trekked up this same gorge two decades earlier, gathering data on the ibex, Marco Polo sheep, and scouting sites he hoped the Pakistani government might preserve as the Karakoram National Park.†   (source)
  • Preserving our democracy should be reason enough to promote civic learning.†   (source)
  • Often it was the corpsmen themselves who died as they tried to preserve life.†   (source)
  • "Andrew, my boy," he said to himself as he looked in the glass, "you're a devilish well preserved fellow for your age.†   (source)
  • The practice had preserved peace for two hundred years.†   (source)
  • I must be on the outer edge of the community against the preserve that walls it in.†   (source)
  • Of their original home the Hobbits in Bilbo's time preserved no knowledge.†   (source)
  • Like their meal on Byblos, the foodstuffs were vegetarian in nature: lots of breads and grains, and various compotes and preserves.†   (source)
  • One letter in the papers says that in order to preserve the "British way of life," they should send us all away.†   (source)
  • Then he became calmer and wiped the sweat off his brow "I lied …. for Chessy …. to preserve my marriage."†   (source)
  • Like Claudia, severed from her mother, preserved for decades in pearl and hammered gold.†   (source)
  • He tugged up the legs of his trousers a bit, as though to preserve their natty crease.†   (source)
  • In the following years, the Public Security Bureau's scrutiny further diminished interest in learningor preserving the language.†   (source)
  • Her eyes closed, her skin pale porcelain, as if she was still breathing, perfectly preserved in a way no corpse could ever be.†   (source)
  • When we were faced with our first cadaver, smelling partly of formaldehyde and stinking partly of rot, because it had not been well preserved, we all held our noses and plunged in, covering for the students who were in the lavatory throwing up.†   (source)
  • He too wanted to preserve the good spirits and humor that were with us that night.†   (source)
  • Czech photographers and cameramen were acutely aware that they were the ones who could best do the only thing left to do: preserve the face of violence for the distant future.†   (source)
  • I think she understood that I was preserving his space.†   (source)
  • It needs real owners, people who will treasure it, preserve it, and keep it just like it is.†   (source)
  • They'd probably put his body here because it was cold and they wanted to preserve it for tests.†   (source)
  • Perfection was preserved.†   (source)
  • The preserving medium slides out of throat and lungs easily on its own, but the first few times the experience is a discomfiting one.†   (source)
  • A pair of eyes peered down through lenses as thick as the bottom of a Coca-Cola bottle, eyes protruding, luminous and veined, like an old biology specimen preserved in alcohol.†   (source)
  • Greene could not conceive of a single benefit to the American cause that could come from preserving New York, and he urged Washington to summon a war council.†   (source)
  • I followed procedure, preserved crime scene, notified headquarters.†   (source)
  • But still reasonably well preserved.†   (source)
  • I have repaid his trust by bringing many safely through their labors and showing them ways to preserve their health and that of their children.†   (source)
  • It's very well preserved.†   (source)
  • For perhaps twenty minutes she dreamed of severed fingers in preserving sheaths of red wax.†   (source)
  • The old women are arranging him, putting gold coins on his eyelids to preserve him from seeing where he goes.†   (source)
  • "Especially the part," Mattie raised her voice a little, "About throwing away temptation to preserve the soul.†   (source)
  • And just as we have to keep ourselves alive in these ways, so, too, we have to preserve our species against other species that wish to destroy it — or else fail in our trust.†   (source)
  • Even Bram's most mundane ledgers and notes were treasured documents, meticulously preserved and jealously guarded by scholars who spent lifetimes scrutinizing them in the hope of some veiled cipher or insight.†   (source)
  • Preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States ….†   (source)
  • The days of bending over backward to preserve life for its own sake have been over for weeks.†   (source)
  • All that he could preserve was the will to decide that she must never know it.†   (source)
  • And Granny cradles the preserves.†   (source)
  • I know you like to …. preserve your scientific detachment in the face of—for lack of a better word—Life …. and all …. but still, I want to tell you.†   (source)
  • Despite the amazing uniformity of our national tastes in clothing, fast-food chains, movies, and television, we preserve our regional flavor, and so does language.†   (source)
  • Even a tear-veiled Eye preserves its function of sight.†   (source)
  • But I carefully preserved an angle between my man and the passer.†   (source)
  • A direct descendent of Roger Sherman-one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and later a congressman who was instrumental in preserving slavery in the newly created United States-Baldwin had graduated from Yale at age eighteen and was admitted to the bar three years later.†   (source)
  • Humanity is preserved by it.†   (source)
  • For what I saw that evening at the clinic endures, remaining unaltered, preserved.†   (source)
  • Or, if it had, to what lengths either would go to preserve it, or deepen it.†   (source)
  • Though God preserved me, the best stories were theirs, and these were cut short.†   (source)
  • It moved by fits and starts toward an eventual majority in favor of abolishing slavery as the only way to win the war and preserve the Union.†   (source)
  • His big notebook had been hidden, for "the capture of John Brown's papers and letters, with names and plans in full, admonished us that such papers and correspondence as had been preserved concerning the Underground Rail Road, might perchance be captured by a pro-slavery mob.†   (source)
  • In a corner near the furnace room, Conrad shows Cal the upside-down obscenities, carefully printed and preserved.†   (source)
  • "Oh, Abby, Lord preserve you," Mrs. Whitshank said with a gentle laugh.†   (source)
  • He's studying to be an educator of youth so that he can preserve our most precious resource…the next generation."†   (source)
  • I will next discuss why the present Confederation cannot preserve the Union.†   (source)
  • The crystal shard had preserved him through the night, yet it had done much more than simply prevent him from freezing.†   (source)
  • He ate one piece, preserved the other two.†   (source)
  • Was she really coming home to stay like everyone now believed--a belief designed to preserve whatever self-respect Mr. Rhodes might have left?†   (source)
  • I shivered, drawing my knees up against my chest, trying to preserve whatever warmth I had left in me.†   (source)
  • You have the latter; try to preserve the former.†   (source)
  • To preserve the evil system of segregation.†   (source)
  • They preserve duck, chicken, or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime, and rice hulls for several months.†   (source)
  • Often — if gulls, ravens, foxes and other scavengers are numerous — the wolf will dismember the carcass and bury sections of it at considerable distances from the site of the kill in order to preserve it for his own use.†   (source)
  • For a few minutes I forgot I was living in the future, like Glen and Janice had been preserved perfectly in a time-immune bubble just waiting for me to come back.†   (source)
  • If he stops, she promises, she'll give him preserved plums, mooncakes, money.†   (source)
  • He had preserved the rules.†   (source)
  • And I have to admit that there is indeed an irony that it was such a one who recorded and preserved this instance of the true beauty of the Irish heritage: Kevin's story, after all, appears in the writings of Giraldus Cambrensis, one of the Normans who invaded Ireland in the twelfth century, one whom the Irish-language annalist Geoffrey Keating would call, five hundred years later, "the bull of the herd of those who wrote the false history of Ireland.†   (source)
  • Then we pulled up to a perfectly preserved antebellum mansion, surrounded by trees that had been planted by slaves.†   (source)
  • But the smells from the spilled preserves lasted.†   (source)
  • Boil it, salt it, preserve it, pickle it.†   (source)
  • He said that in order to prove that the Negroes have no right to their freedoms, we were subverting the very principles that preserve the spirit of our own … we are endangering ourselves, no matter what our race and creed.†   (source)
  • They had preserved their individually, their independent egos; they possessed self-awareness and the pronoun "I" had a meaning in their language.†   (source)
  • But nothing she knew of would preserve them, or him.†   (source)
  • He said he have to preserve his energies for the fight going on.†   (source)
  • This book was lacking its front cover, the back held on bystrips of pasted paper, now turned golden, in several layers, and the pages stained, flecked, and tattered around the edges; its garish illustrations had come unattached but were preserved, laid in.†   (source)
  • Movement is slow to preserve energy, and it is a rare animal which can or will defy the sun for long.†   (source)
  • I recognize the need for technology that enriches life while preserving our natural environment.†   (source)
  • May I show you what it is that I am seeking to preserve, to defend?†   (source)
  • She found an old geography book preserved from her teaching days for just such an emergency as this.†   (source)
  • He dressed for her, preserved his looks for her.†   (source)
  • No, not to be looked down upon was the tremendous amount of enlightenment which lay here collected and preserved by innumerable generations of wise Brahmans.†   (source)
  • Miss Kirby preserved her set expression and the child thought, it's all over her head anyhow.†   (source)
  • In this area the villages had been miraculously preserved.†   (source)
  • And Lord, if it be Thy will, preserve him yet a while, and let me learn to bear my burden more lightly, or to know this burden is a blessing.†   (source)
  • What sort of books are they preserving?†   (source)
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