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preserve
used in The Mill on the Floss

6 uses
  • Ah, God! preserve me from inflicting—give me strength to bear it.
    6.13 — Book 6 Chapter 13 — Borne Along by the Tide (13% in)
  • We keep apart when we have quarrelled, express ourselves in well-bred phrases, and in this way preserve a dignified alienation, showing much firmness on one side, and swallowing much grief on the other.
    1.5 — Book 1 Chapter 5 — Tom Comes Home (68% in)
  • A female Dodson, when in "strange houses," always ate dry bread with her tea, and declined any sort of preserves, having no confidence in the butter, and thinking that the preserves had probably begun to ferment from want of due sugar and boiling.
    1.6 — Book 1 Chapter 6 — The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (18% in)
  • A female Dodson, when in "strange houses," always ate dry bread with her tea, and declined any sort of preserves, having no confidence in the butter, and thinking that the preserves had probably begun to ferment from want of due sugar and boiling.
    1.6 — Book 1 Chapter 6 — The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (19% in)
  • Since you are my tutor, you ought to preserve my mind from prejudices; you are always arguing against prejudices.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — Another Love-Scene (17% in)
  • Maggie had returned without a trousseau, without a husband,—in that degraded and outcast condition to which error is well known to lead; and the world's wife, with that fine instinct which is given her for the preservation of Society, saw at once that Miss Tulliver's conduct had been of the most aggravated kind.
    7.2 — Book 7 Chapter 2 — St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (16% in)

There are no more uses of "preserve" in The Mill on the Floss.

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