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preserve
used in Oliver Twist

12 uses
  • The spy preserved the same relative distance between them, and followed: with his eye upon her.
    Chapter 45 — Noah Claypole is Employed by Fagin on a Secret Mission (99% in)
  • Noah's shouts were responded to, by a loud scream from Charlotte, and a louder from Mrs. Sowerberry; the former of whom rushed into the kitchen by a side-door, while the latter paused on the staircase till she was quite certain that it was consistent with the preservation of human life, to come further down.
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (71% in)
  • Assisting Oliver to rise, the young gentleman took him to an adjacent chandler's shop, where he purchased a sufficiency of ready-dressed ham and a half-quartern loaf, or, as he himself expressed it, 'a fourpenny bran!' the ham being kept clean and preserved from dust, by the ingenious expedient of making a hole in the loaf by pulling out a portion of the crumb, and stuffing it therein.
    Chapter 8 — Oliver Walks to London. He encounters on the Road a.... (53% in)
  • Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature.
    Chapter 10 — Oliver Becomes Better Acquainted with the Characters of His.... (59% in)
  • ...a true-hearted Englishman, so, I need hardly beg the reader to observe, that this action should tend to exalt them in the opinion of all public and patriotic men, in almost as great a degree as this strong proof of their anxiety for their own preservation and safety goes to corroborate and confirm the little code of laws which certain profound and sound-judging philosophers have laid down as the main-springs of all Nature's deeds and actions: the said philosophers very wisely reducing...
    Chapter 12 — In Which Oliver is Taken Better Care of than He Ever was.... (74% in)
  • We behold, with throbbing bosoms, the heroine in the grasp of a proud and ruthless baron: her virtue and her life alike in danger, drawing forth her dagger to preserve the one at the cost of the other; and just as our expectations are wrought up to the highest pitch, a whistle is heard, and we are straightway transported to the great hall of the castle; where a grey-headed seneschal sings a funny chorus with a funnier body of vassals, who are free of all sorts of places, from church...
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (3% in)
  • It was a meanly furnished apartment, with nothing but the contents of the closet to induce the belief that its occupier was anything but a working man; and with no more suspicious articles displayed to view than two or three heavy bludgeons which stood in a corner, and a 'life-preserver' that hung over the chimney-piece.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (25% in)
  • Having listened at the keyhole, to assure himself that nobody was approaching the chamber, Mr. Bumble, beginning at the bottom, proceeded to make himself acquainted with the contents of the three long drawers: which, being filled with various garments of good fashion and texture, carefully preserved between two layers of old newspapers, speckled with dried lavender: seemed to yield him exceeding satisfaction.
    Chapter 27 — Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which.... (20% in)
  • 'Unless there is some other way of preserving the child,' replied Mrs. Maylie.
    Chapter 30 — Relates What oliver's New Visitors Thought of Him (35% in)
  • ...made fast to the dwarf wall which skirted it: and here and there an oar or coil of rope: appeared, at first, to indicate that the inhabitants of these miserable cottages pursued some avocation on the river; but a glance at the shattered and useless condition of the articles thus displayed, would have led a passer-by, without much difficulty, to the conjecture that they were disposed there, rather for the preservation of appearances, than with any view to their being actually employed.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (11% in)
  • 'Such matters keep well, and, like good wine, often double their value in course of time,' answered the matron, still preserving the resolute indifference she had assumed.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (47% in)
  • ...and becoming attached to him, more and more, as his nature developed itself, and showed the thriving seeds of all he wished him to become—how he traced in him new traits of his early friend, that awakened in his own bosom old remembrances, melancholy and yet sweet and soothing—how the two orphans, tried by adversity, remembered its lessons in mercy to others, and mutual love, and fervent thanks to Him who had protected and preserved them—these are all matters which need not to be told.
    Chapter 53 — And Last (90% in)

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