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preserve
used in And Then There Were None

6 uses
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Definition
to protect something or to keep it as it is
  • 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.
    p. 191.5
preservation = protection
  • Matter of self-preservation.
    p. 61.4
  • preservation = protection
  • But self-preservation's a man's first duty.
    p. 61.7
  • preservation = protection
  • Macarthur was hit with a life preserver or some such thing on the back of the head.
    p. 134.1
  • preserver = protector

    (editor's note:  A life preserver is made to save the life of someone who is in danger of drowning in deep water. It is usually shaped like a ring with about a 2-foot diameter. It floats while keeping a person above the water. Life preservers are often seen near swimming pools where they can be thrown to someone who needs something to help them to float.)
  • Here was he, junior to the judge by perhaps twenty years, and yet with a vastly inferior sense of self-preservation.
    p. 157.1
  • preservation = protection
  • I was careful to preserve her fingerprints on it.
    p. 273.7
preserve = keep as they were
There are no more uses of "preserve" in And Then There Were None.

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