Origin of preparative
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Our joy on earthour religionwhen it is a fruit of the Spirit, is at once a preparative and a prelude to the joys of heaven.A Lamp to the Path|W. K. Tweedie
If I were to elongate my phiz by way of preparative for a sigh, she would split her little sides with laughing at me.The Kentuckian in New-York, Volume I (of 2)|William Alexander Caruthers
He is the first tincture and rudiment of a writer, dipped as yet in the preparative blue, like an almanac well-willer.
Holy living is the best, the only, preparative for holy dying.The Words of Jesus|John R. Macduff
It is as solemn a preparative as the "warning voice which he who saw the Apocalypse heard cry."The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb|Charles Lamb