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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRESERVER

The father and mother received me as their preserver, and they may have been sincere.

When he saw me he threw his arms about my neck, calling me his preserver.

By the best of rights—that of her preserver, hoping soon to be her lover.

"Take me to see Fifine's preserver," she said in a commanding voice.

With a sigh she opened her eyes and turned them in gratitude upon her preserver.

How often we have talked that adventure over, and wondered who my preserver was.

After the emperor's death Mogarzea divided the kingdom with his preserver.

As I spoke I had pulled off the preserver, and held it towards her.

He hailed Roddy as his preserver, his bon amigo, his brav camarad.

If she goes down that preserver will tell them where to fish for her.

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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