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conservative

1. Med (of treatment) designed to alleviate symptoms
2. Physics a field of force, system, etc., in which the work done moving a body from one point to another is independent of the path taken between them

Conservative

in Britain, Canada, and elsewhere
1. of, supporting, or relating to a Conservative Party
2. of, relating to, or characterizing Conservative Judaism
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On the other hand, let not the most conservative and timid fear anything from a premature surrender of the bayonet and the system of force.
From there I shall watch how the glorious struggle goes in conservative old England, and if I am needed you will find me here again fighting in the forefront of the fray.
The unconventional state of affairs was too much for his conservative disposition and training.
I'll be real conservative, and put the bottom notch at a million.
Had she been fourteen instead of twenty-four, she might have been changed by them; but she was twenty-four, conservative by nature and upbringing, and already crystallized into the cranny of life where she had been born and formed.
He saved himself, however, after the sane and conservative manner of his kind, by labelling his generalizations as "tentative.
The Wall Street Journal, a stock gamesters' publication, in commenting upon Lord Avebury's speech, said: "These words were spoken by an aristocrat and a member of the most conservative body in all Europe.
To vote Conservative was part of Matthew's religion.
Gilbert, who was an ardent Conservative, found himself caught in the vortex, being much in demand for speech-making at the various county rallies.
Johnson's importance as a conservative was greatest in his professional capacity of literary critic and bulwark of pseudo-classicism.
Sometimes he even embarrassed the company by phrases suggesting that there was some difference between a Liberal and a Conservative.
I estimated its circumference at twenty-five miles, its width as varying from two to five miles; while my most conservative calculation placed on its beaches two hundred thousand seals.