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  • v. Present participle of preserve.


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  • It is the latter that provides the justification for the creation of residentially-focused historic districts, about what I call preserving the nexus of place, architecture, and history (people).

    Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

  • The Sinhalese, argues de Silva, see their historical destiny in preserving Theravada Buddhism from a Hindu revivalist assault, with southern India the source of these invasions.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • The art market fetishises objects in the name of preserving their value as commodities, and this is something artists have frequently felt the need to kick against, but in the Chinese context Ai's act has a second set of meanings.

    Ai Weiwei: the dissident artist

  • The Barnard librarian, Jenna Freedman, produces her own zine (Lower East Side Librarian) and is part of a group of radical, militant librarians called Radical Reference, and does great work in preserving this art-form (if that is the correct description).


  • The kind of evasive tactics that european race-baiters use makes hate speech legislation a useful weapon in preserving state harmony in a way that is accountable to the public.

    Matthew Yglesias » Free Speech

  • "We took very good care in preserving the crime scene."

    The Crime Scene: Police testifty at Levy trial

  • "In the South, some of our chapters are very active in preserving their culture, you know, the Confederate flag," Baum said.

    NAACP backs report that ties racist groups to tea party

  • But history is also driven by clashes between those interested in preserving social order and those more interested in pursuing their own desires -- the "respectable" versus the "degenerate," the moral versus the immoral, "good citizens" versus the "bad."

    Thaddeus Russell: Why I Got Fired From Teaching American History

  • By this token, neither Teddy Roosevelt nor Abraham Lincoln would have been a “good” Republican, Roosevelt especially, since he believed in preserving the environment and putting curbs on big business.

    The Tyranny of True Believers « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • We need Supreme Court justices who are committed to equal justice under the law for all, and who will uphold the role of the federal government in preserving those rights and acting to protect the common good.

    The Courts


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