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The reservations placed upon our adherence should not be misinterpreted.

These reservations are not without bearing upon our own literature in America.

Knowing Cullingworth as well as I did, I took it with reservations and deductions.

There appeared to be reservations about it in Tremayne's mind.

And even in that privacy, his thought had some reservations of which he was vaguely conscious.

But though Wadley was prepared to like him, his mind held its reservations.

He still had his reservations about Costa, but he'd keep them to himself now.

By far the greater majority of those on the reservations are law-abiding.

Now, Miss Isobel had spent her life in evasions and reservations and compromises.

For the rest she had given herself—with reservations—to the Feminist movement.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "act of reserving," from Old French reservation (14c.) and directly from Late Latin reservationem (nominative reservatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin reservare (see reserve (n.)). Mental sense is from c.1600. U.S. sense "tract of public land set aside for some special use" is recorded from 1789, originally in reference to the Six Nations in New York State. Meaning "act or fact of engaging a room, a seat, etc." is from 1904, originally American English.

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