Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of preserve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective kept intact or in a particular condition
  • adjective prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use

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Examples

  • The second definition of the word safe is "having been preserved from a real danger."

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  • You gotta get your own subject and if everyone picks somebody then there will be just that much more preserved from the floor cracks. at

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  • Again, the feast of the Purification was the time to kindle a “brand” preserved from the Christmas log.

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  • The second definition of the word safe is "having been preserved from a real danger."

    Vaccine Safety FAQs

  • Tolkien's point on the wider sweep of imagination aside, I think there's something in the assertion that Beowulf uses materials "preserved from a day already changing and passing" to bring down though generations the story we claim we know.

    Ruins and Poetry: Beowulf

  • Beowulf is not a “primitive poem;” it is a late one, using the materials (then still plentiful) preserved from a day already changing and passing, a time that has now for ever vanished, swallowed in oblivion; using them for a new purpose, with a wider sweep of the imagination, if with a less bitter and concentrated force.

    Ruins and Poetry: Beowulf

  • And by now, there's virtually no way to put two words together that doesn't have a Greek label preserved in aspic by generations of English department pedants.

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  • In a sense, Gaskin preserved the spiritual optimism of the early Haight, which appealed to some of those in SDS who, unable to choose sides as the national organization splintered into competing factions, took new interest in the counterculture's idealist approach to social change.

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  • Beowulf is not a “primitive poem;” it is a late one, using the materials (then still plentiful) preserved from a day already changing and passing, a time that has now for ever vanished, swallowed in oblivion; using them for a new purpose, with a wider sweep of the imagination, if with a less bitter and concentrated force.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Tolkien's point on the wider sweep of imagination aside, I think there's something in the assertion that Beowulf uses materials "preserved from a day already changing and passing" to bring down though generations the story we claim we know.

    Archive 2007-11-01

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