He could be remade into a defender of the environment, a preserver of habitats and champion of rainforest ecology.
Well, who was it threw you the preserver, and how in time did you come to fall overboard and make us all this trouble?
He hailed Roddy as his preserver, his bon amigo, his brav camarad.
Science is the destroyer of disease, builder of happy homes, the preserver of life and love.
To the Maker and preserver of all things, be praise, honour, and glory for ever!
I may as well state here, that after the insurrection was quelled, Mr. Bruce manifested towards his preserver a grateful spirit.
Kiss the hand I present to you, and never forget it is the hand of a preserver.
When he saw his preserver, he heartily wished it had not been Roland.
The father and mother received me as their preserver, and they may have been sincere.
O Thou Maker and preserver of all things, visible and invisible!
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.
"fruit preserved with sugar," c.1600, from preserve (v.). Earlier it meant "a preservative" (1550s). Sense of "protected place for animals or plants" (a sense more properly belonging to conserve) is from 1807.