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preserve
used in 1984 by Orwell

4 uses
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Definition
to protect something or to keep it as it is
  • 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.
    p. 42.9
preserved = kept
  • As this was your first contact, it will be preserved.
    p. 174.8
  • preserved = kept
  • It eats up the surplus of consumable goods, and it helps to preserve the special mental atmosphere that a hierarchical society needs.
    p. 199.2
  • preserve = keep
  • It was not easy to preserve inscrutability when you did not know what your face looked like.
    p. 280.9
preserve = protect or keep
There are no more uses of "preserve" in 1984 by Orwell.

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