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He had a brilliant mind, and said the choicest things with a horse laugh.

It did seem as if the choicest fruit always came to her specked.

This was a retired spot, not of the choicest kind, leading into the fields.

Let the choicest dainties be heaped together in unbounded profusion.

“He is here,” he repeated gravely, and the words were couched in his choicest accents.

It could not be denied that this man had been the world's choicest favorite.

Man, the devil does his choicest work through fools, not rogues!

Even then they only took the choicest parts, leaving the rest to the birds.

At parties, it was she to whom he had brought the choicest favors.

We had six kinds of choicest wines, which impressed me then.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "that which is choice," from choice (adj.) blended with earlier chois (n.) "action of selecting" (c.1300); "power of choosing" (early 14c.), "someone or something chosen" (late 14c.), from Old French chois "one's choice; fact of having a choice" (12c., Modern French choix), from verb choisir "to choose, distinguish, discern; recognize, perceive, see," from a Germanic source related to Old English ceosan "to choose, taste, try;" see choose. Late Old English chis "fastidious, choosy," from or related to ceosan, probably also contributed to the development of choice. Replaced Old English cyre "choice, free will," from the same base, probably because the imported word was closer to choose [see note in OED].

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