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preserve
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
preserve the records
Definition
to protect something or to keep it as it is
  • 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.
    Chapter 7 (70% in)
preserved = kept it as it was
  • As in a polar expedition, every expression of life must serve only the preservation of existence, and is absolutely focused on that.
    Chapter 11 (11% in)
preservation = protection
There are no more uses of "preserve" flagged with this meaning in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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2  —1 use as in:
preserve the peaches
Definition
to prepare food 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.
    Chapter 7 (45% in)
preserved = prepared in a way that keeps them from spoiling (and with lots of sugar, kind of like jam)
There are no more uses of "preserve" flagged with this meaning in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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