And his popular sobriquet was Simon the saver (Anglicè, miser).
Eh, saver above, it wouldn't be the death of his sister—of Connor's Oona!
Civilization is a saver of life into life and death into death.
The sight of his patron, the saver of his life, is like having it saved a second time.
And this is how Archibald Smith was the unwitting cause of so much anger to the battery, and the saver of many a German life.
He was, “in the best sense,” she wrote elsewhere, “a saver of men.”
Or are you in Freeland of opinion that it is unjust to give to the saver a share of the fruits of his saving?'
It's upon your two knees you ought to drop, an'—saver above, what's the matther wid him?
It was no new thing to me to know the Irish peasant in his character as a hoarder and a saver.
The determining factor in the situation is the attitude of the saver toward the capital sum accumulated.
c.1300, "savior," agent noun from save (v.). Meaning "one who economizes" is 1540s; meaning "means of saving" is from 1660s.
c.1200, "to deliver from some danger; rescue from peril, bring to safety," also "prevent the death of;" also theological, "to deliver from sin or its consequences; admit to eternal life; gain salvation," from Old French sauver "keep (safe), protect, redeem," from Late Latin salvare "make safe, secure," from Latin salvus "safe" (see safe (adj.)). From c.1300 as "reserve for future use, hold back, store up instead of spending;" hence "keep possession of" (late 14c.).
Save face (1898) first was used among the British community in China and is said to be from Chinese; it has not been found in Chinese, but tiu lien "to lose face" does occur. To not (do something) to save one's life is recorded from 1848. To save (one's) breath "cease talking or arguing" is from 1926.
in the sports sense of "act of preventing opponent from scoring," 1890, from save (v.).
"except," early 14c., from adjective save, which also was an early variant of safe (adj.), paralleling evolution in Old French sauf "safe," prepositional use of the adjective, in phrases such as saulve l'honneur "save (our) honor;" also a use in Latin (salva lege, etc.).