PRECIOUS's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of precious
Definition:
a. of high worth or cost
Example:
It also means that parents place huge amounts of pressure on their precious only child to succeed in China.
Sentence in Classic:
The greeting between the lovers was warm, but brief, for minutes were precious, and there was much to be done.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Well, every moment now is precious, so if you feel equal to it we shall go down to Scotland Yard at once as a preliminary to starting for Eyford.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I endeavoured to apologize for the accident, but it was evident that these books which I had so unfortunately maltreated were very precious objects in the eyes of their owner.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He hunted up Jim Hollis, who called his attention to the precious blessing of his late measles as a warning.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
And, as it seemed to her, the blue waves nodded in a strange manner; then she took off her red shoes, the most precious things she possessed, and threw them both into the river.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
He was nine years old; he was a child; but he knew his own soul, it was precious to him, he guarded it as the eyelid guards the eye, and without the key of love he let no one into his soul.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He could not admit that he was mistaken then, for his spiritual condition then was precious to him, and to admit that it was a proof of weakness would have been to desecrate those moments.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Our dear Emperor has left Petersburg and it is thought intends to expose his precious person to the chances of war.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But as soon as he thought of what he should say, he felt that Prince Andrew with one word, one argument, would upset all his teaching, and he shrank from beginning, afraid of exposing to possible ridicule what to him was precious and sacred.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
When Pierre remembered them afterwards they all seemed misty figures to him except Platon Karataev, who always remained in his mind a most vivid and precious memory and the personification of everything Russian, kindly, and round.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But as food was too precious to be given to foreigners, who were for the most part enemies, Napoleon preferred to supply them with money with which to purchase food from outside, and had paper rubles distributed to them.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context