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Antonyms for preserved

prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use


kept intact or in a particular condition


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Nevertheless, on some islands only 360 miles northward of our new Cape Horn in Denmark, a carcass buried in the soil (or if washed into a shallow sea, and covered up with mud) would be preserved perpetually frozen.
"No Pastor that," said the curate, "but a highly polished courtier; let it be preserved as a precious jewel."
"If there were not so many of them," said the curate, "they would be more relished: this book must be weeded and cleansed of certain vulgarities which it has with its excellences; let it be preserved because the author is a friend of mine, and out of respect for other more heroic and loftier works that he has written."
"These three books," said the curate, "are the best that have been written in Castilian in heroic verse, and they may compare with the most famous of Italy; let them be preserved as the richest treasures of poetry that Spain possesses."
Under nature, the slightest difference of structure or constitution may well turn the nicely-balanced scale in the struggle for life, and so be preserved. How fleeting are the wishes and efforts of man!
I can under such circumstances see no reason to doubt that the swiftest and slimmest wolves would have the best chance of surviving, and so be preserved or selected,--provided always that they retained strength to master their prey at this or at some other period of the year, when they might be compelled to prey on other animals.
Natural selection can act only by the preservation and accumulation of infinitesimally small inherited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being; and as modern geology has almost banished such views as the excavation of a great valley by a single diluvial wave, so will natural selection, if it be a true principle, banish the belief of the continued creation of new organic beings, or of any great and sudden modification in their structure.
'If John Barnacle,' said Mrs Gowan, after the degeneracy of the times had been fully ascertained, 'if John Barnacle had but abandoned his most unfortunate idea of conciliating the mob, all would have been well, and I think the country would have been preserved.' The old lady with the high nose assented; but added that if Augustus Stiltstalking had in a general way ordered the cavalry out with instructions to charge, she thought the country would have been preserved.
The noble Refrigerator assented; but added that if William Barnacle and Tudor Stiltstalking, when they came over to one another and formed their ever-memorable coalition, had boldly muzzled the newspapers, and rendered it penal for any Editor-person to presume to discuss the conduct of any appointed authority abroad or at home, he thought the country would have been preserved.
Preserved lemons, however, take the ubiquitous fruit to another level.
"Mouneh: Preserving Foods for the Lebanese Pantry" preserved and showcases in its pages a diligently researched volume comprised of stunning photography combined with simply presented instructions and delightful stories.
Objective: To compare profile, clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted with acute heart failure and reduced ejection fraction to those patients with preserved ejection fraction.
In addition to preserving footage of an incident, there are other portions of the video surveillance that should be preserved. At a minimum, preserve the portion of the video beginning from the time the customer enters the store and is first seen on the video until the customer exits the store.
The classic practices of making preserved fruits were often carried out by the most capable home cooks -- like a favorite grandmother.
Whereas Rule 37(e) currently provides a safe haven against actions "for failing to provide electronically stored information lost as a result of the routine, good-faith operation of an electronic information system" the Rules Committee has sent to the Judicial Conference, for consideration at its September 2014 meeting, proposed amendments to Rule 37 that provide for sanctions for the loss of discoverable information "that should have been preserved in the anticipation or conduct of litigation." Therefore, upon notice of a potential claim, it is now more important than ever to take timely and appropriate steps to preserve ESI by asking three questions: when the duty to preserve arises, what must be preserved, and how must the duty to preserve be met.