The city insisted that such honors are reserved for people like the firefighters and cops who perished in the 9/11 attacks.
Water, electricity, land, public services and votes are all reserved for Jews.
Hackneyed chestnuts like that are reserved for old toastmasters, and yet, there we were.
All the while the auction continues for California properties, parks and monuments that were once reserved for the public trust.
Minutes before the panel got underway, an organizer scurried over to the special “reserved” pews, yarmulke in hand.
She had expected to see a man, reserved almost to the point of austerity.
As he himself meekly intimates, she was reserved for another.
I had heard him spoken of as a grave and reserved man; but saw nothing of it.
He was late at the breakfast and silent and reserved throughout that meal.
The residue of the claim is reserved for future consideration.
"guarded" (in manner), c.1600, past participle adjective from reserve (v.). Of seats, tables from 1858.
"something stored up," 1610s, from reserve (v.) or from French réserve, a Middle French back-formation from reserver. Meaning "self-imposed restraint on freedom of words or actions; habit of keeping back the feelings" is from 1650s.
reserve re·serve (rĭ-zûrv')
v. re·served, re·serv·ing, re·serves
To keep back, as for future use or for a special purpose.
To set or cause to be set apart for a particular person or use.
Held back, set aside, or saved.
Forming a reserve.