verb (used with object), pre·served, pre·serv·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·served, pre·serv·ing.
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“The innocence of young people must be preserved at all costs,” said Glees.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Only after the Confederates surrendered Atlanta 150 years ago did Americans know that the Union would be preserved.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One skeleton in particular has become famous for the brutal way she died and the ethereal way her body was preserved.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We carved out the carcasses and I preserved the skins,” says Kaye.
He wanted neither his brain nor his body studied or preserved.Invasion of the Celebrity Body Snatchers, From Charlie Chaplin to Casey Kasem|Melissa Leon|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No general, regional name was ever applied to these Indians, but a few individual rancheria names have been preserved.
Adair then narrated the wonderful way in which he and Tom had been preserved.The Three Commanders|W.H.G. Kingston
The flagrant impossibility of its serving any other purpose, had preserved it in its pristine splendor.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
The head and two bottles of the blood of St. Januarius are preserved here; the people assert that this blood liquefies every year.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
As a consequence of this, no record has been preserved of the origin of our chief domestic breeds.