PREFERABLE in a Sentence

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 a.  more desirable or worthy than another; better or more suitable
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It was annoying the way Melly always misconstrued her motives--but perhaps that was far preferable to having her suspect the truth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
2  Anything was preferable to being a helpless witness to such pain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
3  But inwardly they felt that running an Indian gantlet would be infinitely preferable to suffering the ordeal of Yankee grins and not being able to tell the truth about their husbands.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVI
4  Honesty and courtesy in business are preferable to boorishness and exposed trickery, but this is not to be taken personally, since all persons in Gopher Prairie are known to be honest and courteous.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
5  In Venice, it is always preferable to have one's own gondola, as it is preferable to have one's own car on land.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
6  She could almost think anything would have been preferable to this.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
7  After all, it is preferable to be hated than loved by him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
8  In short, the scene seemed to Tientietnikov strange, and his former pursuits more important than his present, and his preparation for the Service preferable to the Service itself.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
9  Taking one lair with another, the beast's is preferable to the man's.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
10  The animals distrusted Pilkington, as a human being, but greatly preferred him to Frederick, whom they both feared and hated.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
11  Fair hair was unjustly preferred to dark.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 5
12  But some preferred to sit on the ground.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 5
13  On being shown her chamber, she was so dreadfully sensible of its comforts as to suggest the inference that she would have preferred to pass the night on the mangle in the laundry.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
14  But, daughter or wife, she should be preferred according to her beauty and thy merits.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
15  To the surprise of all present, however, the knight thus preferred was nowhere to be found.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence: (96 in 7 pages)
16  I think I preferred the television version.
17  The election may not be the traditional two-horse race between the preferred Democrat and Republican party candidates.
18  Of swimming and football he much preferred the former.
19  Brown Institution trust funds were never adequate, but Twort preferred impecunious independence.
20  She preferred that nobody should come to see her.
21  The earlier train would be my preferred option.
22  He preferred to stay at home rather than go with us.
23  We preferred to remain in blissful ignorance of what was going on.
24  This preference could not of course be satisfied for all members of the troop at once since baboons groom in couples.
25  When considering bids, preference will be given to bids involving significant employee participation.
26  Please indicate your preference on the booking form.
27  It's a matter of personal preference.
28  BOINC provides web - based interfaces for account creation , preference editing and participant status display.
29  Her preference is for comfortable rather than stylish clothes.
30  And, Miss Eyre, so much was I flattered by this preference of the Gallic sylph for her British gnome, that I installed her in an hotel.