PRECIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PRECIOUS
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precious
 a.  of high worth or cost
Example Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  If time be of all things the most precious, wasting of time must be the greatest prodigality.
2  Knowledge is the most precious treasure of all things, because it can never be given away, nor stolen nor consumed.
3  Don't drone away the precious years of youth.
4  What has gone is that beautiful period;which remains is the precious friendship between us.
5  By gambling we lose both time and treasure, two things most precious to the life of man.
6  A word in season is most precious.
7  Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
8  Thick cotton padding embedded the precious vase in its box.
9  These are precious jewels beyond compare.
10  They are the most precious cultural legacy our forefathers left.
11  Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique.
12  The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
13  All the bright precious things fade so fast.
14  A lot of people will start, but precious few will finish.
15  Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom.
Classic Sentence: (143 in 10 pages)
1  Laces and silks and braid and ribbons, all blockade run, all the more precious and more proudly worn because of it, finery flaunted with an added pride as an extra affront to the Yankees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  Pray give me only one moment more of your precious time before you cast me into darkness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  Now she would have him for herself for a few precious minutes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  With those precious twin lines of iron in danger, the Confederates left their desperately defended rifle pits and, under the starlight, made a forced march to Resaca by the short, direct road.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  Chloroform was so scarce now it was used only for the worst amputations and opium was a precious thing, used only to ease the dying out of life, not the living out of pain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  A precious little you knew about babies yesterday.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  She ordered the calf killed, because he drank so much of the precious milk, and that night everyone ate so much fresh veal all of them were ill.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Just as soon as the commissary department was safely on its way, she'd start Pork for Macon and take the chance of having the precious horse picked up by the army.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  Anybody who would waste precious money on tombstones when food was so dear, so almost unattainable, didn't deserve sympathy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
10  He was trying to tear down what was most precious to her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  I shan't attack your precious sister, though I might have if I'd stayed at the burying ground.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  She might not say Boo to a goose but she'd say Boo to the world or the Yankee government or anything else that threatened her precious Ashley or her boy or her notions of gentility.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Just remember, my precious little cheat, the time will come when you will want to borrow more money from me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
14  This moment was too precious to be lost, no matter what pain came after.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
15  He was her god, the center of her small world, and that was too precious for him to risk losing by reprimands.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX