Usage examples for preservation

  1. One would have thought that he was deeply interested in telling her about the great sea- wall in which nature and man have gone into partnership, and upon the preservation of which depends the very existence of Venice. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  2. I felt satisfied that this well was a tomb, and that lower down I should see some more Tinguians in a state of preservation. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  3. She judged that, seeing she had saved her friend's life, she had some right to think and choose for the preservation of that life. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  4. Fifteen months ago I formed you for the preservation of tranquillity in the capital, and for its security. – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  5. And when the King heard that her preservation, and the escape of his son from so many dangers were entirely owing to the bird, which had given food to the one and counsel to the other, he offered her his kingdom and his life. – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  6. All hope for the preservation of the government died out in my heart. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  7. But it is a form of self- preservation in Woman, for which Man alone is responsible.... – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  8. Have we been grateful for the infinite thought and wisdom which our Lord has expended upon us and our creation, preservation, and redemption? – Kept for the Master's Use by Frances Ridley Havergal
  9. Some, like the instinct of self- preservation, are needed our lifetime through, hence they remain to the end. – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  10. Meantime I shall conclude with doing that duty to my country which I am still at liberty to perform- which is to pray for its preservation. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  11. It created that new political antagonism in which, whether under the names of Whig and Tory, or of Liberal and Conservative, two great parties have contended, one for a series of beneficial changes, the other for the preservation of the existing order. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  12. He suggested a special citizens' committee for the preservation of public order. – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  13. The edifice appears to have been raised within the year, such is its freshness and preservation. – Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents by William Beckford
  14. It was fighting for self- preservation and a restoration of its authority, and it was its duty to send out all the troops necessary to put down the rebellion. – Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot by William Gannaway Brownlow
  15. Those negroes fought for their liberty, which was involved in the preservation of the Union of the States. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  16. The aim of life is limited to this world- man has but to aim at the enjoyment and preservation of his own life. – Rudolph Eucken by Abel J. Jones
  17. But for the preservation of my own honour I must speak- and with frankness. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  18. Such as seemed worthy of preservation, though they had not been included in the second canon, were gathered together during the space of an hundred and fifty years. – The Canon of the Bible by Samuel Davidson