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preference
 n.  a strong liking; favorite
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Induced by these feelings, I was of course led to admire peaceable lawgivers, Numa, Solon, and Lycurgus, in preference to Romulus and Theseus.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
2  She was far from depending on that result of his preference of her, which her mother and sister still considered as certain.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
3  But though Mrs. Ferrars DID come to see them, and always treated them with the make-believe of decent affection, they were never insulted by her real favour and preference.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50
4  He was so perfectly innocent of my meaning, however, that I thought I would mention it to Biddy in preference.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
5  So at dinner; when Mrs. Gummidge was always helped immediately after me, to whom the preference was given as a visitor of distinction.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE
6  Much as Peggotty would have disliked such a service, I believe she would have retained it, for my sake, in preference to the best upon earth.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
7  This modesty of mine directed my attention to the marine-store shops, and such shops as Mr. Dolloby's, in preference to the regular dealers.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
8  He returns to avenge upon the Orders of the Temple and the Hospital, the preference which they showed to Philip of France during the wars in the Holy Land.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
9  Mrs. Grant, I believe, suspects him of a preference for Julia; I have never seen much symptom of it, but I wish it may be so.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
10  Both were kissed very tenderly, but Tom she wanted to keep by her, to try to trace the features of the baby she had loved, and talked to, of his infant preference of herself.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
11  I am convinced that she is not without a decided preference.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
12  Delicacy to her parents made her careful not to betray such a preference of her uncle's house.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
13  Had she been a mother she would have christened her boys such names as Saul or Sisera in preference to Jacob or David, neither of whom she admired.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
14  I was determined to preserve my disguise as long as possible, and hence my preference for a dirty face.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
15  Accordingly he added aloud: "For my own part, I should give the preference to the Head of the Gendarmery."
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
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  Many older people may prefer not to be separated out from the rest of the adult population.
25  Please don't think I mistrust you, but I would prefer to have our agreement in black and white.
26  We would prefer a more orthodox approach/solution to the problem.
27  I prefer the town to the country.
28  The older generation prefer a darker and more traditional kind of clothing.
29  The majority of people interviewed prefer TV to radio.
30  A/The majority of people seem to prefer TV to radio.