Cyrus somehow escaped the showbiz trap of manufactured personality and preserved a genuineness that is very hard to fake.
Sure, the chief justice has preserved health-care coverage for millions of Americans.
Instantly eviscerated by bloggers, the clip was quickly pulled off the Web—but not before it could be preserved for posterity.
He wanted neither his brain nor his body studied or preserved.
Prince Edward County has preserved important relics of its most distinguished resident.
In this way the just heritage of "our own kind" was preserved for us.
The child was preserved, and brought up in the temple of Phœbus.
In all the Norse languages, ancient and modern, the -d is preserved.
I have told you how the Egyptians preserved speech by means of little figures.
This gorse cropped in winter, and preserved for cattle fodder.
late 14c., "keep safe," from Anglo-French preservare, Old French preserver, from Medieval Latin preservare "keep, preserve," from Late Latin praeservare "guard beforehand," from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + servare "to keep safe" (see observe). As a treatment of fruit, etc., 1570s; of organic bodies from 1610s. Related: Preserved; preserving.
"fruit preserved with sugar," c.1600, from preserve (v.). Earlier it meant "a preservative" (1550s). Sense of "protected place for animals or plants" (a sense more properly belonging to conserve) is from 1807.