1 The great and chief end, therefore, of men's uniting into commonwealths, and putting themselves under government, is the preservation of their property.
2 It is a power, that hath no other end but preservation, and therefore can never have a right to destroy, enslave, or designedly to impoverish the subjects.
3 to the will of God, of which that is a declaration, and the fundamental law of nature being the preservation of mankind, no human sanction can be good, or valid against it.
4 the preservation of the rest; but the disposing of his goods has nothing to do with it.
5 So far as concerns the overthrow or preservation of his fair fame and his earthly state, and perchance his life, he is in my hands.
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6 On the contrary, it would have been better, for his preservation would then have naturally and tenderly addressed my heart.
7 She therefore put the boy on the ground, and, adjusting her dress and bonnet, she walked on at as rapid a pace as she thought consistent with the preservation of appearances.
8 Miss Ophelia looked despairingly as her cousin took all her treasures from her, and rejoiced to find herself once more in the carriage with them, in a state of preservation.
9 But she was quite quick-witted enough to use his suggestion for her own preservation.
10 But they must have been air-tight to judge from the fair preservation of some of their contents.
11 The widow's gratitude for her preservation was outspoken.
12 Elizabeth, particularly, who knew that her mother owed to the latter the preservation of her favourite daughter from irremediable infamy, was hurt and distressed to a most painful degree by a distinction so ill applied.
13 The first and chief object of our Order, the foundation on which it rests and which no human power can destroy, is the preservation and handing on to posterity of a certain important mystery.
14 They all preserve, however, the common characteristics of barrenness, inhospitality, and misery.
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15 Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health.