PRESERVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PRESERVE
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preserve
 v.  uphold or retain; maintain in safety from injury, peril, or harm
Classic Sentence: (198 in 14 pages)
1  They all preserve, however, the common characteristics of barrenness, inhospitality, and misery.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
2  Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
3  I have heard from Miss Louisa that you still preserve that bottle.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
4  But I touch him up with you when he comes it too strong, and so we preserve an understanding.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
5  And yet he was powerless to preserve his privacy; he was a hired man, and these people were his masters.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
6  Wrapped up carefully to preserve it from damage and dry-rot was the old family cradle, of rosewood.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
7  Here it is; I would not burn it, because being even then very little satisfied with Mr Elliot, I was determined to preserve every document of former intimacy.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
8  His fervid nature could not afford to relinquish one of these, though two of the three were as many as he could hope to preserve.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
9  Moreover, it had become a religion with him to preserve in good condition all that had lapsed from his mother's hands to his own.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 6 Thomasin Argues with Her Cousin, and He Writes a Letter
10  I keep it only to safeguard myself, and to preserve a weapon which will always secure me from any steps which he might take in the future.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
11  It was worth an effort to preserve it.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
12  I was determined to preserve my disguise as long as possible, and hence my preference for a dirty face.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
13  I knew that none had fallen since the evening before, and also that there had been a strong frost to preserve impressions.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
14  No, no, we will preserve them upon our list of suspects.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
15  You are at liberty to preserve your secret, but you must promise me that there shall be no more nightly visits, no more doings which are kept from my knowledge.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
Example Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
16  She managed to preserve her sense of humour under very trying circumstances.
17  The society was set up to preserve endangered species from extinction.
18  The Act contained provisions designed to preserve the status quo.
19  Every step will be taken to preserve your anonymity.
20  The doctors need to preserve and re-route those veins or both twins risk suffering a stroke.
21  It's because we have to preserve a country that we built to be great and prudence is the only way to do it.
22  A tour of this smokehouse will give you an idea of how the pioneers used to desiccate food in order to preserve it.
23  He questioned the government's right to expropriate his land to create a wildlife preserve.
24  I cut out his obituary from the local paper, and wrapped it in clear tape to preserve it.
25  Surely it should be one of our tasks to try and preserve those streams in freshness and vigor.
26  The remains, much reduced in volume from the original, had been preserved in the silver box.
27  Nothing excites Esther; even when she won the state lottery, she still preserved her air of bovine calm.
28  Looking in the pantry, we admired the plenitude of fruits and pickles we had preserved during the summer.
29  The insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel.
30  Fossils preserved in sedimentary rocks will display that era's primary forms, reflective of that era's ecology and life's adaptations to best exploit it.