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May the powers that guide our destiny, preserve you from any real cause for shame.

Let us, then, look to the great cause, and endeavor to preserve it in full force.

And it is the world's only hope, to conquer poverty and preserve peace.

When action is required to preserve our national security, we will act.

Unless we in America work to preserve the peace, there will be no peace.

Unless we in America work to preserve freedom, there will be no freedom.

Yes; this is what the secrets of my art have done for me to preserve me fresh and vigorous as you see.

For we wish not only to obtain your countenance and support, but also to preserve your respect.

It simply must be done to preserve the equilibrium and avoid a spill.

The purpose of this was merely to preserve uniformity in the typography of the book.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "keep safe," from Anglo-French preservare, Old French preserver, from Medieval Latin preservare "keep, preserve," from Late Latin praeservare "guard beforehand," from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + servare "to keep safe" (see observe). As a treatment of fruit, etc., 1570s; of organic bodies from 1610s. Related: Preserved; preserving.

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