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preserve
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

7 uses
  • My grandmother was in the habit of preserving fruit for many ladies in the town, and of preparing suppers for parties; consequently she had many jars of preserves.
    12 — Fear Of Insurrection (62% in)
  • My brother Willie and I often received portions of the crackers, cakes, and preserves, she made to sell; and after we ceased to be children we were indebted to her for many more important services.
    1 — Childhood (50% in)
  • She had for a long time supplied many families with crackers and preserves; consequently, "Aunt Marthy," as she was called, was generally known, and every body who knew her respected her intelligence and good character.
    2 — The New Master And Mistress (49% in)
  • I wanted to keep myself pure; and, under the most adverse circumstances, I tried hard to preserve my self-respect; but I was struggling alone in the powerful grasp of the demon Slavery; and the monster proved too strong for me.
    10 — A Perilous Passage In The Slave Girl's Life (25% in)
  • My grandmother was in the habit of preserving fruit for many ladies in the town, and of preparing suppers for parties; consequently she had many jars of preserves.
    12 — Fear Of Insurrection (63% in)
  • Don't wonder de niggers want to kill all de white folks, when dey live on 'sarves" [meaning preserves].
    12 — Fear Of Insurrection (65% in)
  • I found it hard to preserve my self-control, when I looked round, and saw women who were nurses, as I was, and only one shade lighter in complexion, eyeing me with a defiant look, as if my presence were a contamination.
    35 — Prejudice Against Color (75% in)

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